Vidya’s murder was a revenge killing; CID

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) which conducted in depth investigations into the rape and murder of a school girl in Poonkudutheevu, Jaffna informed the courts today that the incident was organized as revenge over a love affair.

Submitting the report, Head of the Investigation team I.P. Nishantha told the Delft Magistrate M.M. Riyal that six suspects who are in custody were directly involved in the rape and the rest assisted them in various ways.

According to the CID report, the whole incident was orchestrated when the victim turned down a request to have a love affair with one of the suspect named Thusanthan.

With the latest arrest of an individual this week, so far eleven persons have been remanded for the rape and murder of student Vidya Sivaloganathan. The incident received wide publicity over local and international media and also led to public protests in the North.

Though the magistrate ordered the police to handover the reports of DNA and witnesses, the police did not submitted them today when the case was taken up. The magistrate ordered the police to submit all the relevant reports regarding the case in the next sitting which is scheduled for March 18.

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