The Sunday Leader

Aged Woman Being Targeted

By Raisa Wickrematunge

There have been three recent reported murder cases where the victims were elderly women, Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said.
The most recent, on December 1, involved an 81 year old woman, who was living alone in an isolated house in Wellampitiya. She was killed and robbed.
The 39 year old suspect from Dematagoda was arrested on December 8 (Thursday), according to the police spokesman. It was later found that since the woman had seen the culprit he had killed her to prevent her from revealing his identity.
Meanwhile, police sources revealed on condition of anonymity that the suspect’s name was Eranjaya Kumara (alias Oliver), and the victim was Seelawathi Ranaweera.
Shortly before this incident, a 65 year old woman was found dead in Medavachchiya. The woman’s children said that the victim was not well off. Only jewellery was stolen from the woman. She too, lived alone in an isolated residence.
The police spokesman was quick to assert that this was not the work of a gang or a serial killer. In one case, the suspect had already been apprehended, he pointed out. Investigations are still ongoing into the Medavachchiya incident.
Rohana said these incidents were escalating as it was seasonal time and so the poor were tempted to commit crimes. The women were targeted as they were feeble and could not put up much resistance.

4 Comments for “Aged Woman Being Targeted”

  1. suren soysa

    Here is another “Police googly”. Why KILL elderly feeble women or men when you can push them aside to grab anything? If the intention is killing, you can kill any person to get what you want, health, age, solitude are no bar. These are all well planed crime & not seasonal as police try to show. Police are specialists to make or mar evidence to the whim & fancy of interested parties. Police can not be blamed fully as this is a system malfunction.

  2. raj

    there are uniformed law einforcement officers who has similar characteristics of the accussed. it is only the public who face the danger.

  3. R.P Perera

    This shows our 2500 year civilization.

  4. Hansan

    Police have to be on Alert like before Cops should go petroling in the night, Now the war is over We don’t see any Cops on the road on Duty, Hope they are not spoiled after 30 years of War Feier. Beggers were killed in the middle of night or at Dorn. Underworld has Woken up in the nights. Either Gota. Or IGP should go aroud and see if they can find a single cop Visible.

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