Seya’s killing: Police check DNA samples

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By Darshana Sanjeewa
The Police said yesterday the investigations into the killing of 5-year-old Seya Sadevmi of Kotadeniyawa had revealed positive information which would help identify the suspect or suspects involved in this mindless crime.

They said they had analyzed the DNA from two locks of hair removed from the child’s body.

“We now have to identify suspects and match the DNA. We are optimistic of nabbing the suspects soon,” Police said and added that the probe so far had cleared the family members of any involvement in the crime.

Police personnel including intelligence units were deployed to carry out the investigations.

ASP Jayantha Athukorala is heading the investigations with Kotadeniyawa Police OIC Chief Inspector Udaya Kumara.

The investigations had revealed that the child had been sexually abused and strangled.


Don’t publish or share Seya’s photos, videos: NCPA

By Darshana Sanjeewa
The National Child protection Authority (NCPA) yesterday cautioned people and media organisations to stop publishing or sharing pictures or videos of five-year-old Seya Sadevmi on social media websites.

Police investigations had revealed that the little girl had been abducted, sexually abused and strangled. She went missing on Friday and her body was recovered on Sunday from the banks of a canal nearby.

The NCPA Assistant Manager Ediriweera Gunasekara said pictures and videos of the naked body were being circulated via social media websites.

He said instead of circulating these pictures or videos, those doing so should initiate a dialogue among the viewers to ensure that such mindless tragedies did not take place again.

“The media and the people should exercise caution and self-restraint, when reporting such tragedies while ensuring that they never occur again,” he said.