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Tuesday 12 November 2019
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New turn in Vithya  Gang rape –murder case . 11th suspect becomes a government witness

New turn in Vithya  Gang rape –murder case . 11th suspect becomes a government witness

A new turn occurred in the Pungudutheevu School girl Vidya’s Gang rape and Murder case, when the 11th suspect of the 12 arrested suspect accepted a pardon from Attorney General and turned into a Government witness.

In the year 2015, a school in Pungudutheevu was abducted gang raped and murdered. 12 suspects were arrested Kayts police and CID arrested 12 persons and a case against them is currently heard in Kayts courts.

In this context the case taken up for inquiries yesterday. The police applied for permission to inquire 12th suspect, which was granted.

There after the Judge called up the 11th suspect and as per a letter sent by the Attorney General, asked whether he is consenting to change over to be prosecution witness. He expressed his consent and necessary documentation was effected.

Following this the case was postponed to March 8th.


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