Two persons have been arrested by the police over the death of a young girl who was found dead inside a lodge at Panawala, Madampe in Rakwana.
The victim was a 22-year-old unmarried woman named Krishnan Pradeepa, a resident of Stubton Estate, Punchibarawatta in Rakwana.
A 23-year-old resident of Delvin Estate in Rakwana who is said to be the boyfriend of the deceased and the owner of the lodge were arrested by the Rakwana Police over the incident.
The deceased girl had gone to the lodge with her boyfriend at around 1.30 pm.
The two were staying at the lodge for a while and at around four in the evening, the boyfriend had gone out in his three-wheeler to buy food.
Upon return, he had found that the door of the room had been locked. Since there was no sound, he had broken into the room along with the owner.
The boyfriend has told the police that the girl was found hanging from the window of the bathroom with the salwar she was wearing.
The two suspects had untied her and taken her to the Kahawatta Base Hospital in a three-wheeler.
The cause of the girl’s death has not yet been ascertained.
The Magisterial inquiry and scene of crime investigation into the incident was conducted by Rakwana Acting Magistrate Sarath Wijegunawardena yesterday (05).
Police said the postmortem of the deceased girl is scheduled to be conducted at the Kahawatta Base Hospital.