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Video: Suspect in Seya's murder confesses

2015-09-24 02:50:45
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A 32 year-old man, who was arrested last evening by the Criminal Investigations Department in Bemmulla, Gampaha had confessed to the rape and murder of five year old Seya Sadewmini, the Police said.

Police spokesman SSP Priyantha Jayakody said that the suspect was arrested while hiding in a jungle in Bemmulla.

The suspect had confessed to the rape and murder of the girl following interrogation by the Criminal Investigations Department.

Police said that the suspect is a bachelor and lives in close vicinity to the house of the murdered child.

The Police earlier arrested two suspects including a 17 year old schoolboy. The arrest of the school boy drew protest against the Police action as the boy had been identified. The mother of the school boy had corroborated that he was at home on the fateful day of the murder.

The two suspects including the schoolboy arrested previously, have been remanded till the 28th of this month.

According to police sources, the suspect, in the Seya rape-murder case had made a lengthy confession to the CID.

In it, he had said, “As I was passing by the house of the child whom I abducted, I saw a light coming from a room. The window was opened and I saw three children were sleeping in one bed and a woman in the other.

"I have a habit of secretly watching women sleeping and bathing. I also like children. As I was looking through the window, I saw one beautiful girl asleep. I tried the front door handle to enter because I couldn’t jump through the window. The door was unlocked and I entered the room discreetly.

I carried the child out of the house through the front door as I feared she would wake up. Her mother was fast asleep and didn’t wake up.

The child remained fast asleep as I carried her out on my shoulder.”

In the confession, he had detailed, step by step, to the CID officers how he had raped and killed the little girl, a senior police officer said.

It had been revealed that the suspect had hidden the dead body of the child near a river bank and had gone to his sister’s home in Ingammaruwa.

A brother of the suspect had seen him wearing clothes with bloodstains and the suspect had told his brother, with threats, not to reveal anything.

Police said the suspect had spent most of his life in the wilderness; and he had fled to the Bemmulla area and stayed in the wilds as well as in a cemetery for 12 days after committing the crime.

The 32 year-old suspect, Dunesh Priyashantha alias ‘Kondaya’ had described, in detail, the sexual abuse of five-year-old girl child Seya Sadewmi in his confession to the CID. However, it will not be published here due to the manner in which the crime had been committed. The confession cannot be revealed in a civilized society.

The mother of the suspect arrested in connection with the death of Seya, speaking to the media, said that her husband had been convicted of theft and jailed and died in prison. She had one daughter and three sons.

She had never being to school. Her second son was taken into custody by police on charges of killing a small child. My third son "Kondaya" who was arrested now as the suspect was a school dropout. He used to wander here and there and spend most of his time in jungles.

“I am aware that this son was in the habit of lurking in places where women bathe. He was in the habit of stealing women’s undergarments. Villagers come and complain to me about him. On occasions he had been beaten up by villagers. He had also stolen pots of rice from houses. People had warned him, but to no avail. He is very obstinate. He hates to brush his teeth or wash his face or bathe, instead he prefers to get into streams and catch fish and either eat them raw or cook them over an open fire and eat them.”

Video by Sanath Desmond


  Comments - 28

  • Danu Thursday, 24 September 2015 09:23

    Great job, put him in jail for rest of his life.

    Reply : 8       67

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 24 September 2015 16:19

    No, please hang him! Have no mercy on him!

    Reply : 5       58

    ajith Thursday, 24 September 2015 09:40

    Well done CID. YOU HAVE SOLVED THE MURDER CASE.

    Reply : 0       82

    snake Thursday, 24 September 2015 09:44

    Hang him !!

    Reply : 7       82

    ANTON Thursday, 24 September 2015 09:47

    GALLOWS ARE READY BY NOVEMBER, HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO GIVE THE JUDGEMENT ??? (SHHHH !!! GALLOWS ARE TOO GOOD FOR HIM)

    Reply : 2       59

    ANTON Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:10

    ST. PETER : " JESUS ... JESUS .. A MAN FROM BEMMULLA IS ABOUT TO REACH PEARL GATES, WHAT SHALL WE DO ???"

    Reply : 51       11

    Mason Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:16

    Let us now see what happens to the accused.DM please keep us posted.

    Reply : 1       23

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:29

    The poor investigatory methods of the police is very easily seen. When arresting a suspect (students in particular), substantial evidence needs to be gathered to implicate towards an arrest, which in this case has been thoroughly haphazard. The DIG of this investigative unit needs to be kicked out for incompetency.

    Reply : 4       108

    Prometheous Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:39

    Who is retarded judge who gave this fellow bail in the 1st place? He was accused of molesting girls aged yrs 03 and 06. He had unearthed at least one body of a young deceased women and performed necrophilia. These are facts! NOT RUMOURS! !

    Reply : 0       73

    Outspoken Thursday, 24 September 2015 12:03

    Seems red light streets are badly in need. To save the children, elderly and the dead!!

    Reply : 5       50

    Premalal Thursday, 24 September 2015 12:05

    Will this guy jump in to a lake or shot while trying to escape?

    Reply : 1       46

    sathma Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:16

    CID must be totally responsible for the life and future of the innocent school boy. All officers must think if same thing happens to their children, what would be.....

    Reply : 0       27

    Ranjit Thursday, 24 September 2015 15:13

    Chop him in to pieces.

    Reply : 2       24

    Rohan Thursday, 24 September 2015 15:30

    maxium punishment should be given.

    Reply : 0       22

    galleguy Thursday, 24 September 2015 15:39

    This could have been a well done job if Police had arrested this real culprit on the first place without tarnishing the character of the student.

    Reply : 2       30

    Sameera Thursday, 24 September 2015 15:59

    If someone confesses to police, that piece of evidence will Not be admissible in courts

    Reply : 0       17

    Banki Moona Thursday, 24 September 2015 20:30

    I blame the past and present govt. for this.

    Reply : 13       2

    Lima Thursday, 24 September 2015 23:27

    THIS IS A COVER UP TO DIFUSE THE TENSION OF THE PROTEST , THIS GUY MIGHT NOT BE THE SUSPECT. THE TRUE SUSPECT IS AT LARGE WE DOUBT ABOUT THE DRAMA EPISODE NOW ONGOING

    Reply : 4       16

    kumara Friday, 25 September 2015 05:40

    wonder such barbarian lives in Gampha not very far away from capital.

    Reply : 2       4

    lkboy Friday, 25 September 2015 11:17

    This guy seems a real barbarian. Why do we tolerate these kind of people in society?

    Reply : 0       4

    Nil Friday, 25 September 2015 12:06

    With all these descriptions of his mother of him, there is a possibility that he might be ill of a chronic mental illness.

    Reply : 0       2

    vincent Friday, 25 September 2015 13:31

    He should be publicly stoned to death

    Reply : 1       5

    Kumar Friday, 25 September 2015 14:02

    What more to wait, no way to pardon a rapist. kill him.if Srilanka wait for Investigation, Law, Constitution and/or human rights, it will become worst place for women to live, its already unsafe.!!!

    Reply : 0       6

    Superhero Monday, 28 September 2015 13:47

    Please hang this monster

    Reply : 0       3

    Piumi Monday, 28 September 2015 15:38

    Its very bad to critisize the officers involve investigations. All should support. Its hard to solve a problem without proper process of investigation. So though its a small one or even father they should support towards the investigation without just criticizing the steps taken by Dep of Police or CID. in such cases Its investigators right to do it properly without injuring them and tarnishing the characters of suspects.

    Reply : 1       1

    Piumi Monday, 28 September 2015 15:57

    Look... He is from an uneducated family. No education at all. Father is a murder. Mother is an innocent women with 4 children who was helpless to brought up his family with so many worst scenarios. Obviously these things can be happened due to the negligence of society. The fault is with all of the villagers and grama niladaris. Be vigilant of your people around you. If anything feel odd you must be wake up and correct it for good shake.

    Reply : 0       2

    PTH Monday, 28 September 2015 17:13

    Well done CID, we appreciate your good job. Now it is very clear who is the culprit, He confessed he committed the crime himself. Do not show mercy on him HANG HIM...HANG HIM...HANG HIM.Certainly we expect the new government will carry out the execution soon.

    Reply : 0       1

    janaka Monday, 28 September 2015 17:27

    Take him to Saudi Arabia for treatment.. :P

    Reply : 0       3

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