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Over 200 calls received attempting to identify Dam Street victim

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Police have received over 200 calls on Tuesday alone, from persons seeking to identify the decapitated body of a woman found in Dam Street. 

Following the horrific incident, Police sought public assistance to identify the female victim and provided a phone number to which a large number of calls have been received over the past few days.

The calls have come from various individuals seeking information of their daughters or spouses, who have either been reported missing or have left their homes. 

The Dam Street Police OIC Ajith Peduruarchchi has received local and international calls, from loved ones attempting to identify if the deceased victim is a family member. The Police have also received photographs of the missing individuals.

  Comments - 10

  • BE FAIR Thursday, 04 March 2021 12:04 PM

    This is an alarming situation

    Champika Thursday, 04 March 2021 12:19 PM

    How do these 200 people hope to identify her when her head has not been recovered? DNA test will prove relationships.

    Mm Thursday, 04 March 2021 12:25 PM

    This goes to show that this sort of thing happens more often and people seem to go missing a lot

    Dee Thursday, 04 March 2021 12:47 PM

    Imagine the number of men and women who goes on sudden office/campus/friends 'trips'? No wonder the lodge , rest

    Joshua Thursday, 04 March 2021 01:21 PM

    what about the pics that are being circulated over whatsapp? Fake?

    MN Thursday, 04 March 2021 02:46 PM

    To IGP, why don't you direct your officers to open 200 files and collect all data required to recover these missing people

    Jaffana citizen Thursday, 04 March 2021 04:37 PM


    Senaka Thursday, 04 March 2021 06:17 PM

    If people are going call about all the decapitated bodies they saw in this country it would be in thousands.

    Lumbini Thursday, 04 March 2021 06:20 PM

    The government needs to address this alarming issue. Unfortunately, our government is busy with its own political goals. Very sad.

    Mohamed Ifaz Inamdeen Thursday, 04 March 2021 07:02 PM

    Extramarital affair is an abominable sin and it results in these sort of crimes. Women and men must be taught good moral and ethics by their parents

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