CID rules out foul play in death of primary
By Ayesha Wijeratne
The Criminal Investigation Department has ruled out foul play in
the death of Nadarajah Raji, a primary suspect in the suicide
blast which killed government strongman, Minister Jeyaraj
The Tamil female suspect arrested on suspicion over the
assassination of Fernandopulle suddenly took ill three days
after her arrest and died on admission at the Colombo National
Hospital last week.
CID sources told The Nation that they suspected that the woman
had hidden a cyanide capsule in a private area on her body.
The sources affirmed that no outside visitors were allowed to
meet the suspect during the three days of questioning at the
sixth floor of the CID and that she had also been searched
thoroughly following the arrest.
According to CID sources, when a suspect is arrested, he or she
is stripped and all items worn by the person are taken away.
However, there are instances when suspects hide items in private
areas and the Police have no way of finding them at the time of
The postmortem conducted on Tuesday revealed that the suspect
had died due to cyanide poisoning.