CID Chief Inspector arrested

27 June 2010 09:31 am - 20     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Hiran Jayasingha and Jude Samantha

A CID Chief Inspector and another man were arrested this afternoon after they were seen by villagers dumping a body in the sea at Paliwasalpaduwa in Mundalama, Puttalam. A double cab used for the crime was also seized.

The Mundalama police told Daily Mirror online villagers in the area had alerted the police by dialing 119 after they saw two men dumping a body from a cab into the sea this afternoon. The Mundalama police then followed the double cab and arrested the suspects.

The two suspects had shown their identification documents and one man was identified as Chief Inspector Chandana de Silva from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) while the other suspect is said to be a resident of Wellawatte. 

Police say the victim is an Indian national identified as Thangarasa Selvarasu, aged around 24-30 years of age, and died of choking. The CID officer had told the police that the Indian national was an employee at a restaurant in Wellawatte and the other suspect was the owner of the restaurant. The victim had allegedly been found dead this morning hanging from a rope.

Not knowing what to do they had decided to dump the body in Puttalam, the CID officer had claimed in a statement to the police. A pistol and a cord were recovered from the double cab used in the crime. (Daily Mirror online)

Police are seen here investigating the scene of the crime along the Puttalam beach this afternoon where the body of an Indian national whose found dumped . Pix by Hiran Priyankara Jayasingha


  Comments - 20

  • Thomas Sunday, 27 June 2010 01:06 PM

    Police are " suspect " in murder ?

    Athula Sunday, 27 June 2010 02:05 PM

    Wait and see, villagers who gave the tip to police will have to plead pardon from that CID officer.

    Fatalist Sunday, 27 June 2010 03:04 PM

    Didn't the victim try to throw a bomb ?

    citizen1 Sunday, 27 June 2010 03:10 PM

    As if we don't know that this type of thing is going on daily!
    Fortunately the arresting officer was one in a million. What kind of a stupid story is that about not knowing what to do with a dead body! The officer might be transferred to the middle of nowhere as a reward!

    ND Monday, 28 June 2010 10:08 AM

    Human society? Its like this everywhere. But terrible, I agree. But not solely confined to this nation.

    dagobert Monday, 28 June 2010 10:19 AM

    People's power.
    If people are united and stand together why fear any authority?

    people can bring to book anyone.
    First Victory of many more victories for the People.
    United we stand.
    Divided through religion, politics, race, caste, up-country/low-country.... We shall fall.

    jeena Monday, 28 June 2010 05:36 AM

    So the cops think they have the right to break the law and commit any crime...most cops think they are above the law, they forget that they are PUBLIC SERVANTS and it is WE WHO PAY THEIR SALARY.
    Now that the Govt is holding the former General of the Army as prisoner, what are they going to to about all these DISGUSTING Ranks in the POLICE.

    Jaminda Mendis Monday, 28 June 2010 10:25 AM

    Police shame on you. if there is no foul play they need to report it to police. Well done villagers for taking some action to bring out the truth.

    Roy Rogers Monday, 28 June 2010 05:43 AM

    This is not uncommon these police people try throwing their weight everywhere, but this is a down right disgrace we are supposed to be defended by the law not harassed over to you Mr President

    Gawee Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:43 AM

    What has happened to the other suspected murderers of Lunawa, Bambalapitiya and the like? These actions do not augur (suba anagathayak) well for the future.

    Mithraka Fernando Sunday, 27 June 2010 10:04 AM

    welldone Villagers!! Only you and me can stop killings of this nature!! Be on alert as more killings are to come!!

    Dee Monday, 28 June 2010 07:17 AM

    And when does the govt intend on taking off heavy tinting in "connected" persons vehicles????

    Nadarajah Sethurupan Sunday, 27 June 2010 10:12 AM

    How Do I Say? A misfire or Friendly fire.

    Gayan Samarasekara Sunday, 27 June 2010 10:12 AM

    What????? What is going on?? Shame to be a member of a society like this..

    LankaLopty Monday, 28 June 2010 01:48 PM

    Ha...ha...haaaaa! Not knowing what to do they had decided to dump the body in Puttalam, the CID officer had claimed in a statement to the police. This CID officer MADE MY DAY!

    amal Sunday, 27 June 2010 10:27 AM

    we call this terrorism.

    mohammed Sunday, 27 June 2010 10:27 AM

    Fence eating the crops

    Rahmathullah Monday, 28 June 2010 07:28 AM

    There must be an independent commission to checkmate the actions of armed forces and police. This is a that was crime done during day light. How dare they do this.

    Deva Sunday, 27 June 2010 10:41 AM

    Wait and see, He will be made IGP

    millicent Monday, 28 June 2010 08:14 AM

    no value for human life even among the forces

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