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Death sentence for Kirulapone killer

Death sentence for Kirulapone killer
Ravindran Surendran, aka Bole, accused of sexual abusing a six-year-old and throwing her into the Kirulapone canal to drown, was sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court this morning.

Colombo High Court Judge Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena said prosecutors had proven beyond reasonable doubt the accused complicity in the crime.

Two other suspects arrested at the time were acquitted of charges.

Six-year old Krishnamoorthy Dushyanthani who lived in the low-income area behind the Kirulapone Police was sexually abused by her distant relative – 18-year-old Ravindran Surendran – at his house on Siddhartha Lane in Kirulapone for some time, before, afraid that she would tell on him, he killed her by throwing her into the Kirulapone canal where she drowned.

Reports at the time said the 18-year-old suspect had joined with the crowd looking for the six-year when she was deemed 'missing'.