A 32 year-old man, arrested yesterday in connection with the rape and murder of the 5-year-old Seya Sadewmi had confessed to the rape and murder of the child, the Police said.
Police spokesman SSP Priyantha Jayakody said that the suspect was arrested while hiding in a jungle in Bemmulla.
“The suspect was arrested in a joint operation with several police teams including the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and residents of the area,” police said.
The police had earlier questioned and arrested two suspects including a 17-year-old youth over the incident as well. They have been remanded until September 28 by the Negombo Magistrate’s Court.
The child was found strangled to death on September 13. She was reported missing from her home at Kotadeniyawa in Divulapitiya on the previous day. Investigations into the murder are carried out by the CID.