SLHRC to commence investigation pertaining to arrest of 17-year-old student


The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission (SLHRC) will commence a thorough investigation pertaining to the arrest of the 17-year-old student over the murder of 5-year-old Seya Sadewmi in Kotadeniyawa, the Chairman of the SLHRC Justice Priyantha R. P. Perera stated.

The primary investigation has been conducted by a Director of SLHRC, and the first phase of the investigation report has been handed over to the Chairman of the Commission.

The All Ceylon Teachers’ Union also lodged a complaint at the Commission last week over the arrest of the schoolboy without proper evidence.

The 17-year-old student and 33-year-old man were arrested by the Kotadeniyawa Police last month over the abduction, rape and murder of the five-year-old child. The two suspects have alleged that they were assaulted by the Police. The Court released the two individuals from remand after DNA tests cleared them from direct involvement.

They made statements on Thursday (08) to the SLHRC over the alleged violation of their human rights by the Police.

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