jewellery unveils ‘love’ story
Efforts of Kadawata police pays off:
OIC Kadawata.Police Chief Inspector M.K.R.A. Guneratne
August 20 was unusually a busy day at the Kadawata police station
with so many persons calling over at the police station to lodge
complaints and to meet the Chief Inspector M.K.R.K. Guneratne, OIC of
the Kadawata police station regarding matters pertaining to land
disputes and serious crimes such as thefts and burglaries of their
People usually came to see him in the evening hours as it was the
most convenient time for them after finishing the day’s work. However it
was a routine for the OIC concerned to meet people at his office and
discuss their problems and to hear progress of their cases especially
when suspects were not arrested by the police.
It was around 7.15 pm when a respectable looking couple walked into
the OIC’s to make a complaint which they lodged that day at the Kadawata
police station. It was regarding the theft of gold jewellery worth Rs.
450,000 stolen from their home. Both the husband and his wife looked as
a couple who maintained a facade of respectability in married life, but
looks could be deceptive, thought OIC Guneratne.
However the complaint they lodged appeared to be genuine one at
first. But after OIC Guneratne, along with other policemen including OIC
Crimes, Inspector Perera, Sub Inspector Nalaka and Police Sergeant 18890
Panditharatne were a bit sceptical of what took place, after visiting
the couples home at Kadawata.
Who could have removed the jewellery, a thought flashed across the
mind of OIC Guneratne. The policemen were surprised to find out that
there wern’t any finger or foot print marks of the burglars at their
home. This was told to them by police Finger Prints experts after
dusting the cupboards and the almirahs at their home.
According to the Police Media Spokesman, SSP Ranjith Gunesekera, the
Kadawata police worked tirelessly on this case to unravel the mystery
behind the missing gold jewellery. The value of the jewellery was a
staggering amount for them to ignore. It was a grievous crime according
to statute books.
They had to work fast to get at the jewellery before it was sold to a
goldsmith who could melt it down to erase its identity. But days rolled
by without a clue at sight. But a few days later OIC Guneratne was
tipped off by an informant that the woman who lodged the complaint about
the missing gold has had a extramarital tryst with a trishaw driver in
The policemen were dumbfounded when they heard the story. They simply
could not believe that a respectable married woman in her early thirties
with means was having a whirlwind of a romance with a Trishaw driver.
After all her husband held a high position in a corporate establishment.
Following the tip off, police worked on the case and traced the
trishaw driver. They questioned him at length and learnt about the
missing gold jewellery. The trishaw driver in his early forties finally
confessed to police about his passionate liaison he had with the married
woman. He told them that he met her casually sometime ago and cultivated
an illicit love affair.
However the affair had gone unnoticed by her husband. The Trishaw
driver further told police the woman summoned him by telephoning when
her husband was away at work. Thereafter they used to make love quite
often in this fashion, he said.
According to Kadawata police, the woman had been obsessed with the
man. She had a sexual relationship with him, fed him and gave cash for
his daily expenses. So much so that she did not allow him to leave home
to earn a living. One day the woman had suggested to break open her
husbands almirah and steal the cash.
Thereafter a false complaint would be made at the Kadawata police
station about the theft, she said. As the plan did not materialise she
gave away all her gold jewellery to him on several occasions. She knew
that he was a poor man. However when the woman was confronted by the
police she spilled the beans. She said the man was her paramour.
Finally she confessed everything to the police. The dark truth buried
under layers of silence surfaced. She said the gold jewellery was given
away by her voluntarily. Police later recovered the gold jewellery that
included seven bangles, two gold chains, four gold rings, four
Several pawn receipts found in the possession of the paramour were
also recovered by the police. The suspect trishaw driver was later
produced in court and was remanded pending completion of inquiries.
According to sociologists when matrimonial vows are broken more often
by spouses these days than ever before with alarming frequency.
According to Janus report on sexual behaviour more than one third of men
and one quarter of women admit having had at least one extramarital
The report says that marital infidelity often destroys marriages and
families and leads to divorce. Although marriage has been considered as
sacrosanct adultery had been committed by spouses throughout history.
The seventh commandment says “Thou shall not commit adultery”.