The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is tight-lipped about the ongoing investigations into the murder of former Captain of the Havelock’s Sports Club Wasim Thajudeen. The rugger player’s charred remains were found inside his car on May 17, 2012 near Shalika Grounds, Kirula Road, Narahenpita. Although it was suspected of a foul play, the Narahenpita Police did not carry out a comprehensive investigation.
Although the investigation was swept under the carpet earlier, after the fall of the Rajapaksa regime, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that is now conducting the investigations had informed the Colombo Magistrate that the death is suspected to be a murder.
When the case was last taken up in September, the CID was instructed to send Thajudeen’s mobile phone found in Agarapathana, Nuwara Eliya to the Information Technology (IT) Unit of the Colombo University to check the phone to find out further details of the murder.
Although it was reported that the Colombo University has submitted to the CID the report on the mobile, they were tight-lipped about the matter and were not ready to divulge any details until the next hearing date (October 22). (NK)