Two more suspects in the recent kidnapping and murder of a little girl in Trincomalee have died – caught in crossfire between police and a group of suspected LTTE cadres in Kinniya today (Mar. 31).
Two policemen have also sustained injuries in the shooting, when the two men, along with a police team, were searching a jungle area for hidden weapons.
Previously, the main suspect in the abduction and killing of Jude Reggie Varsha died in police shooting while trying to escape from their custody.
Another suspect consumed cyanide.
Varsha, aged six, was abducted on March 11 for ransom, and her body was found two days later.
At present, police are holding one more suspect in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Varsha.