Probe reveals two Rathgama businessmen were killed and burnt

Investigations have revealed that the two businessmen in Rathgama who were reported missing, had been killed and the bodies were later burnt.The Criminal Investigations Department (CID), which is investigating the incident had unearthed the details, the Police said today. They were kept in a house, killed and the bodies were later burnt.The Officer in Charge of the Southern Crimes Investigations Unit and 15 policemen were today ordered to be transferred over the incident. Investigations revealed that the two businessmen were abducted by men dressed in clothes similar to that of the Police. According to the Police, human hair and bones believed to be that of the two businessmen have been found from the Walasmulla, Madagamgoda forest. Earlier today a Sub Inspector was also arrested over the disappearance of the two businessmen.The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested the Sub Inspector who is attached to the Southern Crimes Investigations Unit.The two businessmen, Manjula Asela and Rasheen Chinthaka, had been reported missing since January 23 this year. The CID had this week also arrested IP Kapila Nishantha of the Special Investigations Unit of the Southern Province over the incident. (Colombo Gazette)

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