Suspect in double killing of two sisters get court permission to make private statementJune 25, 2012, 9:32 pm
By Jayalath M. Wimalasena
The suspect in the killing of two middle aged sisters at Warapitiya, Kahawatte last month, yesterday sought and obtained the permission of Pelmadulla Magistrate to make a private statement to court.
Suspect Kasturiarachchige Nandana made the appeal to Magistrate Chandani Neranjala Dias from the dock in open court with his hands brought together in oriental fashion worship.
The victims of this crime were Setunge Dayawathy and Setunge Thilakawathy. The prosecution had so far produced in court the knife used in the killings, a letter written by the suspect, the book from which the paper was taken for the letter and one of his sarongs.
When the case was taken up yesterday the CID submitted as evidence a twisted iron rod from one of the windows of the house, blood stained pieces of cloth, ash from the burnt house and the two burnt bodies, a CD containing 263 photographs of the scene of the crime and of the surroundings taken after the incident, and 17 other productions.
A request made by the CID to obtain DNA report on the twisted iron rod was authorized by the Magistrate. The case was put off for July 09.
The CID was represented in court by Super-intendent Prasad Ranasinghe, ASP Ame-rawansa, and the Ratnapura Police by Inspector Punchihewa and sergeant Balasuriya
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