Trial-at-Bar begins hearing of Vidya murder case


By Hemantha Randunu

A three-judge bench of the Jaffna High Court, which commenced hearing the murder of schoolgirl Vidya yesterday, will continue the hearing today, tomorrow and on July 20, 24 and 26.

Sources said it was quite likely that the verdict would be delivered before the end of the second week of August.

The bench will hear the evidence of the prosecution before recording the defence evidence.

Vidya was abducted on her way to school on May 13, 2015. Her body was subsequently found dumped in a shrub after being raped and killed. Nine suspects arrested in this connection are being held in remand custody.

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