Police investigation disclosed that the body found in a travelling bag in Dam Street, Colombo was of a 30-year old woman from Kuruvita and that the person who was carrying the bag was a 52-year-old Sub Inspector of Police attached to the Buttala Police.
Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the police also found the body of the said perpetrator hanging from a tree in a forest area in the 5th milepost in Badalkumbura, where his house is located.
Police recovered the decapitated body of a woman at Dam Street on Monday.
DIG Rohana said that the deceased female was a spinster, residing in Theppanawa area in Kuruwita.
The the body has been sent for DNA test.
Investigation further discloses that a CCTV footage showed the suspect SI entering a lodge with the woman in Hanwella.
However, the suspect was later seen leaving the lodge and boarding a Hanwella-Pettah bus, it said.
The murder had taken place as a result of an illicit affair with the deceased woman.
A bottle of poison was also found near the body of SI and police suspect that he may have committed suicide by hanging himself.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)