A 23-year-old police constable who was reported missing in Kokkadicholai in 2008 was found murdered and buried, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said today.
He said three suspects had been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over the killing of the police constable.
The police constable Nagarasa Prashanthan who was attached to the Kokkadicholai Police was reported missing by his father on August 1, 2008.
The homicide was revealed by the CID based on the investigations conducted into the killing of two police personnel at the Vavunathivu Police checkpoint on November 30, 2018.
Investigations revealed that the missing constable had been shot dead on July 27 in 2008.
Accordingly, the CID has so far arrested three suspects aged 32, 34 and 38 over the killing.
Investigative officers had visited the location where the police constable had been buried by the suspects, to exhume the body based on a court order.