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Rathgama abduction, double murder

CID to grill Sergeant, two PCs today

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) will arrest three more police officers who have a direct connection with the abduction and murder of two businessmen in Rathgama, police sources said.

These three include a Police sergeant and two constables.They have been called to the CID for interrogations today (25). The CID expects that more information relating to the murders will be unravelled during cross-examination today.

The bodies of the two businessmen were found burnt at a forest reserve in Pallekanda, Walasmulla last week. They had been killed in an abandoned house in Akmeemana and their bodies had been burnt later, it was revealed.

Earlier, the CID arrested IP Kapila Nishantha and SI Viraj Madhusanka of Southern Province Special Investigation Unit in connection with the incident.Currently, they are in remand custody They are alleged to have committed the murders with the support of five other cops.

The CID also believes that they would be able to find the cab used to carry the bodies to the Walasmulla area immediately.

Investigations are also conducted to find whether a resident of Walasmulla area had supported the police officers to burn the bodies. Policemen attached to the Southern Province Special Investigation Unit had remained in the forest reserve for more than three hours until these bodies were reduced to ash.The CID team found human hair and bones from the site on Friday.

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