Atulugama child murder: Postmortem to be conducted today

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The postmortem examination of Fatima Ayesha, who died in Atulugama area in Bandaragama, is to be held today (29), Police said.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the postmortem will be conducted at the Panadura Base Hospital.

Four Police teams were deployed to investigate the incident. Thus far, the Police have taken steps to record statements from several residents of the area.

The body of the 9-year-old, who went missing in Atulugama on 27 May, was found yesterday in a marshland located close to her home.

Police suspect the girl was killed and her body brought to the scene.

Further investigations are being carried out.