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CCTV in the fit-on leads to killing: Police

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The motive behind the killing of the owner of a textile shop – millionaire Larick Rajapaksa (43) has been revealed as a dispute following a woman being videoed while she was in the fit- on room in the shop by the Close Circuit TV camera, Police said.

This businessman was killed last Friday.

Police said they had discovered two swords believed to have been used and a slipper apparently of a suspect. With the help of these clues the police was able to reveal the motive behind the killing.

According to the police images of a sister of the main suspect was captured by a CCTV camera while she was in a fit-on room in the shop.  Subsequently the owner of the shop blackmailed the woman and believed to have allegedly raped her.  He has also let her for the indecent harassment of another person.

The woman who is married has been suffering with much mental agony and worries after the incident and later revealed everything to his brother. He had gone to the textile shop with another person and allegedly hacked the owner of the shop to death according to the police.

The police are also on the look out for the other person who had molested the woman.  The suspects were absconding. Police said the main suspect had been involved in several crimes.(Deepa Adikari)

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  • Bonda Saturday, 21 July 2012 12:39 PM

    Good work but it is only a deterent to other perverts. It would have been better if he has done bobbit.on him. A living punishment

    Jayasena Sunday, 22 July 2012 02:28 AM

    I would do same thing if it happen to my sister. Good lesson for rest of people who dont respect women.

    P Pissa Sunday, 22 July 2012 02:05 AM

    State of anarchy!

    Lanka Shantha Sunday, 22 July 2012 01:52 AM

    Police must catch the culprit who fitted the camera there.
    Even the owner say it this technical person must understand the gravity of the job he did.

    Hasthi Sunday, 22 July 2012 01:53 AM

    CCTV should be banned from fit on rooms. The intention may be to stop theft. The way to do it is only allow a specific number of items (e.g. three dresses) to be taken to a fit on room per person, at a given time. The misuse of CCTV cannot be stopped otherwise.

    garawi Sunday, 22 July 2012 01:45 AM

    This is what happens when people lose faith sin the police and the judiciary. They take matters to the hand and act. This will lead to anarchy. Currently all big shots, from ministers, to Bank governors to department heads, police big shots, big businessmen and any powerful person, escape punishment doing any wrong. The small fry in the street has now no faith that justice will be done. So here we are leading the country to anarchy. The politicians of current and recent past governments are answerable to this state of affiars.

    chamila Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:22 PM


    ish Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:21 PM

    The same is made law in Saudi Arabia and people call it human right violation.......... If people agree with this punishment, then how come its human right violation in KSA

    kapa ta Pissu Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:41 PM

    If i am the Chief of Police in SL, I would resign immedietly. The most corrubpted era in police force and it is a shameful job than being a petition writer.

    ceylon Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:23 PM

    Saved Tax payers money!

    sabeer Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:06 PM

    what would you have done if it was your sister/girlfriend/wife??

    Pristine Beauty Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:02 PM

    i wonder how many girls would have got raped and harassed but yet they didn't had the courage to go and complain. So our Salute to this victim. You have set an example for this kind of sadist.

    kanchana Sunday, 22 July 2012 03:20 AM

    Good work Brother. Those kind of people need to suffer more. If i were the brother i would make this Larik bugger suffers more.

    Yehiya Saturday, 21 July 2012 11:57 AM

    Law is very costly & too delay.People no faith of law. Good decision.

    Gamini Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:29 AM

    Remind 88 / 89

    su1 Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:09 AM

    please brother, go to thangalla and give them the same lesson!!.

    in 70s, we were so fear of killing . now !!!

    su1 Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:49 AM

    when people do not have any help from the law enforcement
    this is a type of resutl you get.
    think once more. if it happens to your sister!!.and if you do not trust on the law enforcement.what you gonna do?let it go and let your sister get distress over his blak mailing??

    how did you measure the brutality??...

    FLY Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:01 AM

    president should pardon this murder. he has done the good job. thank you. you are the great son of mother lanka.

    achala Saturday, 21 July 2012 09:01 AM

    ane me, me rate koheda neetayak thiyenne ? neethiya apitama athata ganna wenawa thamai.
    Society is forced to take the roles of Judge, Jury & Executioner. If that girl was to make a complaint at the police, she would be raped again by the law enforces. The millionaire will be bribing the police.
    The nation salutes you for your bravery !

    CitizenY Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:51 AM

    Thats one way of getting justice, not the right way but in a country where power and money seems to buy freedom to commit crime it is hardly surprising.

    I think they should have stopped at just removing his gentalia

    Richardson Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:25 AM

    Use common sense if not crack the heads of technicians with a base ball bat.

    Richardson Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:23 AM

    The technicians must be sent to jail for sex starving prisoners to sodomize,for just one week

    Richardson Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:19 AM

    Mr, NODOG You are absolutely right.

    meenavan Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:58 AM

    mistiming intention radical kills culprit eventually law......? miracle...srilanka

    warren Tuesday, 24 July 2012 08:09 AM

    The brother should've beaten the living day light out of this guy (not kill)just to satisfy himself and gone to jail for a few months. and since the news is already out the sister (victim) meanwhile could've sued this "Millionaire" for everything he is worth.. And after a couple of years have passed and this guy is all alone in his home cos he has no money anymore, gone to his house and broken his manhood. Hehehe.. I would've done this so much differently, but I don't blame the brother for what he did..

    Sri Sunday, 22 July 2012 12:17 PM

    Good punishment. But why media not publishing millionaire's photo to public.

    Sampath Sunday, 22 July 2012 12:10 PM

    What is the name of the Textile shop?

    Shafraz Sunday, 22 July 2012 12:04 PM

    In some cases like this, law of jungle better than civilised society!

    Andaray Sunday, 22 July 2012 12:00 PM

    No in Sri Lanka there is no other choice than this for this kind of Crime. Let say what would have happen if the women go to police? definitely police would have bribed. And even if it was taken to court what would be the highest punishment will be given? If this is Saudi you can expect capital punishment but this is Sri Lanka.

    Andaray Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:54 AM

    Do you think all women will go behind money like your ...........?

    Saradial Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:36 AM

    Police is capable but their hands have tied up by politicos

    DN Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:30 AM

    Govt. should have system to inspect fit on rooms, hotel rooms etc for these hidden cameras.

    Sampath Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:35 AM

    This is not a Islamic country, this is Buddhist country. According to Buddhism no body has rights to take another life. So killer should be hanged.

    Saradial Sunday, 22 July 2012 11:29 AM

    Exactly, because people look at it through coloured spectacles.
    they look at it as Islamic Law but doesn't see the justice in that. Any way there is a issue about how Saudi implement it.

    Richardson Saturday, 21 July 2012 08:17 AM

    Go through the S L justice system would have taken even ten years,
    They could have hired a common criminal or the local mafia to do the Job. Way to go man,must have a collection organized for his legal fees.

    sanjayan Sunday, 22 July 2012 09:07 AM

    that's not the point. no matter what we may feel, this is a question of right and wrong

    sanjayan Sunday, 22 July 2012 08:53 AM

    he was faced with a terrible situation. as much as we might empathise with him, and i do not know what i wud have done in the same situ, no. he should not have taken the law into his own hands.. if everyone decided to follow his example, it would amount to might=right, and the poor and powerless being downtrodden. if there's a problem with the justice system fix that, don't make things worse.

    Noor Sunday, 22 July 2012 08:34 AM

    Mhh, then, what would have happened, this millionaire would have assigned a force to kill this brother. use your sense please.

    Noor Sunday, 22 July 2012 08:33 AM

    No Need a technician to fit the camera in the room, it is just extended cable only, machine can be adjusted anywhere you want.

    Noor Sunday, 22 July 2012 08:17 AM


    Noor Sunday, 22 July 2012 08:13 AM

    Yes quicker than SHARIA ( Islamic Law).

    Dee Sunday, 22 July 2012 08:12 AM

    yes the country was rid of alot of croocks like this. the legal system will keep them out. this way is better

    Noor Sunday, 22 July 2012 08:07 AM

    i dont undestand what you are talking. CCTV is not allowed inside the fiton room firstly, then how do you talking other intentions.

    patriot Sunday, 22 July 2012 07:24 AM

    Justice is served by her loving brother.

    Mahinda Sunday, 22 July 2012 05:28 AM

    The shop owner deserves it ...

    cxcb Saturday, 21 July 2012 12:45 AM

    revenge from misuse of high tech.
    if photographed for wrong intention, this is a lesson for all crooks out there.

    KD Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:00 AM

    Well done brother........ I would hv done da same thning if it was happnd to my sister.....

    kumar Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:56 AM

    One thing the Sri Lanka police is really efficient & able to solve crimes in no time if not for the political interference & the corruption that has crept into it over the last two to three decades.

    Lankan Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:41 AM

    good punishment.if goes to courts money will win. better then the sharia [ ARAB] law. if my sister affected i do the same.

    IBNUABOO Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:44 AM

    the victims borother has carriedout first death penalty for rape case before government to take affect

    Cobra Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:27 AM

    You said it, Balu!

    Ami Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:09 AM

    Oh God a somewhat happy ending, and the biggining of a sad one for the real victim. Ladies beware of fit on room cameras.

    MM Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:03 AM

    i just read a script of a film.

    balu Saturday, 21 July 2012 02:08 AM


    Cobra Saturday, 21 July 2012 01:58 AM

    If that is the case maybe the shop owner got his just desserts and a warning to any would be rapists and child molester that they may have to deal with the mob if the law of the land lets them getaway with it.

    Silva Saturday, 21 July 2012 01:41 AM

    This is a result of the sad state of affairs in sri Lanka, the horrible truth.
    People have absolutely no faith in the police & the judiciary.
    There is political interference at every possible level in the bananna republic
    When an injustice is done to someone they take the the law to their hands and punnish the culprits.

    jterm Saturday, 21 July 2012 01:17 AM

    Justice? Distorted, mutated but still justice....

    tharuka Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:09 AM

    Police has to investigate whether this is ture. Sometime, this muder could be happened due to problems in business and give wrong reasons. This person is millionair and he has money for spent women. Readers should carefully read this story.!

    Nodrog Saturday, 21 July 2012 12:36 AM

    Being a millionaire the owner would have bribed his way out of this had the victim gone to the Police. Not having faith in them they would have decided to take matters to their own hands.

    ifthikar lafir Friday, 20 July 2012 11:54 PM

    Way to go, no wonder he is also a Rajapakse....if what he had done was true then he deserves it.

    Monaragala Marthelis Saturday, 21 July 2012 12:03 AM

    Looks like a necessary evil

    nawaladykamila Friday, 20 July 2012 11:35 PM

    is this true reason ? so be vigilent of fit on rooms? good lesson girls!

    Ruwan Friday, 20 July 2012 10:39 PM

    Police can close the case now... He got the deserved punishment... Let other molester too get same punishment...

    jayantha Friday, 20 July 2012 10:20 PM

    This is a good retaliation to a rapiest , i request the police not to conduct this investigation let it go , lets show the power of people than politician who trying to cover the moleste of inconcent woman/child

    Manik Friday, 20 July 2012 09:58 PM

    If the fit-on room tale and raping is true this is truly poetic justice dished out

    sabeer Friday, 20 July 2012 09:34 PM

    they shud be fined and let off with a warning

    rosh Friday, 20 July 2012 09:20 PM

    excellent punishment. even though its a crime, my prays are for the courages man who gave an excellent punishment...

    Mano Friday, 20 July 2012 08:53 PM

    For once in mu life i agree with the suspected person. If it happens to my sister i will do the same.

    DireStraits Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:31 AM

    Perverts beaware....

    Kolitha Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:59 AM

    People must get proper instruction from government how to fix CCTV Camera's and where to fix...there must be regulation's to be followed .......... ...Please ...!

    Nilanga Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:45 AM

    Ela ela bro... well done

    joker Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:29 AM

    What a country of sicko's...................

    Truth Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:14 AM

    The cat is out of the bag; millionaires story comes out.

    When justice fails this is what happens; since money speaks most of the time. Thumbs up for the guy who had the guts.

    mac Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:11 AM

    great piece of work, we should salute for the brave brother, thank you and may god bless you

    Observer Saturday, 21 July 2012 07:18 AM

    Well done,Punishment fits the crime. That's not all the ,technician who fitted a CCTV camera in a Fitting room too should receive a similar punishment.

    Hussain Saturday, 21 July 2012 06:24 AM

    Why is everyone jumping to conclusions? One party is dead so he cannot talk. How do we know what the truth it till the perpetrators are arrested and interrogated. This is one side of the story. In any case in a civilized society one cannot be the the JUDGE, JURY & EXECUTIONER. That is the law of the jungle.

    Fayaz Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:36 AM

    Brave thing........ this should continue in all the rape cases

    Shan Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:34 AM

    The question to ask is this: Why people take weapons into their hands? The simple answer is, we cannot expect justice to the voiceless in Sri Lanka.

    Dunya Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:26 AM

    Hats off to the Brother! Bravo. Excellent ! let him do the same to the other rapist .

    Porak Friday, 20 July 2012 08:40 PM

    Good decision. Should have hacked and displayed in the middle of the town.

    Russell J Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:22 AM

    do not talk like a stupid....

    Gamarala Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:55 AM

    Salute you brave brother. If need help for legal assistance
    We are here for you.

    weha Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:48 AM

    But looks like the killer was a common criminal. and by letting go of it will just send a bad message to people that they can too take the law in to their own hands.

    digcta Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:38 AM

    You mess with people who have noting to loose, this is what you will get in return. Let this be a lesson or a new beginning for those who think they can cover anything with their money. Akuressa Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman you don't think you can get away, it is coming for you.

    Sagara Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:40 AM

    Nobody kill another for no reason unless mentally unsound. You have to keep in mind, one who got killed always the guilty party if investigated, but we rush to say the suspect is guilty.

    DUWI Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:45 AM

    If the death penalty is not imposed on rapists and child abusers, people will implement it, as has been the case here.

    rahu Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:39 AM

    don't punish him pls. he did the good lessons for everyone. if police cath that person will never punish him

    shahiwal Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:28 AM

    People are so mentaly sick now a days. This way of funishing people is really good. If the case goes to courts then ten years to resolve. Ladies be carefull when you go to changing room. Please check every corner and the up above before u chnage. This could hapen to our sisters tmorow

    Palmyrah Saturday, 21 July 2012 04:20 AM

    Since Sri Lankans can no longer rely on their institutions of law enforcement and justice, many are now taking the law into their own hands. This is a sign of imminent social collapse. Expect worse.

    asoka Saturday, 21 July 2012 03:55 AM

    Those trying to take political advantage by quoting the name ofRajapaksa deserves a similar punishment.

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