DIG arrested for assisting suspect in Vithya murder to flee

A top policeman was arrested today for assisting a suspect in the case over the murder of schoolgirl Sivaloganathan Vithya to flee.

Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Vithya was abducted and raped in 2015 before she was killed.

The incident had sparked an outrage in Jaffna with violent protests held by students and the public. (Colombo Gazette)