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OIC arrested over Thajudeen murder

The former Crime Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Narahenpita Police has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department in connection with the murder of rugby player Wasim Thajudeen. The former police officer had reportedly hidden evidence concerning the case.

Earlier, a senior officer of the CID declined to comment on the failure to arrest anyone, noting that investigations were yet ongoing. Thajudeen died on May 17, 2012 at Kirulapone when his car crashed into a wall and caught fire.

His death was at first ruled an accident, but later investigations by the CID found the player had been brutally tortured with blunt and sharp weapons before his death.