The 17-year-old schoolboy and the 32-year-old father of one who were arrested in connection with the murder of five-year-old Seya Sadewmi in Kotadeniyawa were released today by the Minuwangoda Magistrate.

The Magistrate ordered the two individuals to be released after the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed court that DNA of the two did not match samples taken from the scene of the crime.

A third suspect, going by the alias ‘Kondaya’ was arrested by the CID on September 23 in connection with the crime, to which he had later confessed, according to police. He is currently in remand custody pending the submission of his DNA test results to court.