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Seya murder: Teen released

The Minuwangoda Magistrate yesterday released the two suspects who had been arrested originally in connection with the rape and murder of five-year-old Seya Sadewmi in Kotadeniyawa, as their DNA reports did not tally with the DNA samples of the killer taken from Seya's body.

The Minuwangoda Magistrate made this order in response to a motion presented by the CID to drop charges against these suspects.

Accordingly. the magistrate ordered the release of the two persons yesterday though their case is to be called today.

According to sources the CID had made this request to the Minuwangoda Magistrate and the Magistrate ordered the Negambo Prisons to produce them before him yesterday. One of these persons is a father of one and other is a 17 year old school boy.

The CID however on September 23 arrested an individual known as 'Kondaya' who is said to be the main suspect in the case. His DNA report has not yet been issued and his case is to be called again on October 5.

Little Seya was found strangled to death on September 13. She was reported missing from her home in Kotadeniyawa in Divulapitiya on September 12.