The Minuwangoda Magistrate today ordered the release of Dunesh Priyashantha alias ‘Kondaya,’ who was one of the suspects arrested in connection with the murder of five-year-old Seya Sadewmi in Kotadeniyawa.

The order to release ‘Kondaya’ was given after a DNA report of the suspect submitted to court by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) revealed his DNA did not match samples taken from the scene of the crime. However, Kondaya was not lucky enough to go home and had to go back to the Remand Prison as there are three other cases at Gampaha and Attanagalla Magistrate courts against him.

Kondaya’s brother, who is also under arrest in connection with the murder, was ordered remanded in custody till November 2.