The two suspects including the 17-year-old schoolboy who were arrested on suspicion in connection with the rape and murder of Seya Sadevmi were remanded to produce them before the Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) and get the DNA test done, police said.
Western Province senior DIG Pujitha Jayasundera said this in response to a question why they were remanded without being questioned in police custody.
We hope to obtain the DNA report carried out on the two suspects who were previously arrested. No one is guilty until they are proved in court,” he said.
Responding to a question, DIG Jayasundara said any one could take legal action against the police if any injustice had been caused to the suspects.
DIG Jayasundara said the investigations so far have been successful and questioning of the recently arrested suspect Dunesh Priyashantha alias ‘Kondaya has revealed some positive evidence.
He said the suspect Dunesh Priyashantha alias ‘Kondaya will be produced before the court today and subjected to DNA test. (Ajith Siriwardena and Sanath Desmond)
Video by Sanath Desmond
Comments - 10
stardust Saturday, 26 September 2015 03:27 PM
Samples (hair, fingernails, etc) for DNA could be obtained on the spot. No need to arrest.
Sim Saturday, 26 September 2015 04:43 PM
Why remand them if there was no evidence Should they be remanded to take DNA test
tomy30ab Saturday, 26 September 2015 06:20 PM
DNS sampling from arrested persons require a special procedure with a court order. Otherwise, the suspects might get away during the proceedings. DNA samples cannot be extracted by force.
optimist Saturday, 26 September 2015 06:31 PM
"to a question why they were remanded WITHOUT being questioned in police custody". - (the empahasis is mine) -- My foot - the boy would have received the third degree. We only hope DNA samples are not tampered for the benefit of the police
Ranjan Saturday, 26 September 2015 07:01 PM
He is one of the best policeman I have seen in Sri Lanka. Unlike earlier politically motivated Police officers, He took his best effort to explain what actually happened during the investigations
Citizen Perera Saturday, 26 September 2015 07:27 PM
"No one is guilty until they are proved in court". This is not true. The unfair verdict has already been given and this is why suspects are under "arrest" and slapped with a "guilty verdict ". The suspects are now fighting to prove their innocence in court. This shows our criminal justice system is a joke.
BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 28 September 2015 09:51 AM
Similar to Rajapakse, these fellows do not have a morsel of shame.
lal surain Saturday, 26 September 2015 07:42 PM
half of his speech is fake as usual. stupid actions and cover up there own faults
gayan Saturday, 26 September 2015 08:40 PM
Govt should pay compensation for these illigal arrests.
Asoka Sunday, 27 September 2015 09:39 PM
it was the media who published the story and the photos of the boy...all media organizations must equally share the damage done...not only the police...
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