Vidya gang rape, murder case; AG seeks High Court at Bar trial


Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya PC has submitted a written request to Chief Justice Priyasath Dep to appoint a High Court at Bar to hear the murder of Punguduthivu Sivaloganathan Vidya.

The request to the Chief Justice to appoint judges and a President of High Court at Bar has been made under Section 450 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act.

In this case, nine suspects were indicted on 41 counts including the abduction,gang rape, murder and being members of an unlawful assembly. Vidya Sivaloganathan of Pungudutivu,an 18-year-old girl was abducted,raped and murdered while returning from Pungudathivu Vidyalaya in 2015.




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