Police believe the suspect who has been identified as a police officer has committed suicide. The person was a Sub Inspector attached to the Buttala police and his body was found hanging on a tree this morning(03).
Police investigation has revealed that the body found in a travelling bag in Dam Street in Colomb is of a 30-year-old woman from Kuruwita.
According to Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana, special police teams were deployed to arrest the suspect and he has evaded arrest when the police went to his house in order arrest him.
The suspect has hidden himself in a nearby forest and his body was found hanging this morning on a tree in the forest area in the 5th milepost area in Badalkumbura, where his house is located.
A bottle of poison was also found near the body of SI and police suspect that he may have drank poison too.
Police recovered the decapitated body of a woman in Dam Street on Monday.
Rohana said that the deceased woman was identified as a 30 year old unmarried woman residing in Kuruwita.
The sample of the body has been sent for DNA testing.
Police investigations have revealed the SI and the killed woman had stayed at a lodge in Hanwella. CCTV footages have shown that the suspect later leaving the lodge and boarding a Hanwella-Pettah bus on Route 143.
The murder is believed to have taken place as a result of an illicit affair the SI had with the deceased woman.