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A/L Student Files Rights Petition Against Police

(W.S.Pradeep Seneviratne)
The schoolboy who was arrested on suspicion with the Seya Sadewmi’s murder in Kotadeniyawa, yesterday filed a fundamental rights petition in Supreme Court demanding a compensation of Rs.10 million and exemplary/punitive costs.

He charges the modus operandi of the police has been to wrongfully and illegally obtain a confession from any person as to avoid public criticism.

The Petitioner W.S.Pradeep Seneviratne cited Kotadeniyaya OIC Sujith Udayakumara, ASP Jayantha Athukorala, CID Chief Inspector D.U.Lasantha Rathnayake, SSP B.R.S.R. Nagahamulla, IGP and the Attorney General as Respondents.

Minor child Seya Sadevmi Bakmeedeniya was abducted from her house, sexually abused and subsequently murdered on September 11 night, and her body was found in the locality on September 13.

- DM
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