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The investigation into the murder of the 5-year-old girl in Kotadeniyawa has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Acting Police Spokesman SSP Priyantha Jayakody said the investigation had been handed over to the CID on the orders of IGP N.K. Ilangakoon.

The victim, Seya Sadewmi, was found murdered on September 12. A post-mortem examination later revealed that she had been sexually abused prior to being murdered.