Two arrested over woman’s body found in a suitcase in Sapugaskanda | Sri Lanka News

The police have arrested two suspects including a woman in connection with the incident where a woman’s body was found in a suitcase at a garbage dump at Mabima in Sapugaskanda this week.

Police said the arrested were identified as residents of Mattakkuliya who reportedly had last accompanied the deceased woman in a three-wheeler.

The woman's body was found on Thursday with her hands tied and placed in a travelling bag.

Later, the body was identified as that of Mohamed Safiq Fatima,  a resident of Maligawatta.

The woman, a mother of two, had been missing since October 28 and her husband had lodged a complaint with the Bloemendal Police on November 1 over her disappearance.

Police said the woman's body was identified by her husband at the Ragama Hospital.

Following the recovery of the body, four police teams have been deployed to investigate the incident.

Police said the deceased woman was a moneylender and a gambler.

Investigations revealed that the deceased woman had left the house on October 28 evening in a three-wheeler with a woman and another man.

The postmortem examination will be conducted today.(DSB)


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