Police yesterday arrested Brigadier Chandana Rupasinghe, of the Puttalam Army Camp in connection with the death of his wife, who succumbed to gun shot injuries, at the National Hospital in the early hours of yesterday.
Thejangani Rupasinghe, the 37-year-old wife of the Brigadier had been shot in the head. Hospital sources said the Brigadier himself had admitted his wife to the Accident Service at dawn.
According to the Sapugaskande Police, the Brigadier had been at his home at Devale Road in Makola when the shooting occurred.
Police found a revolver, suspected to have been used in the shooting, on a small stand near the bed on which the deceased had slept. The couple`s wedding album was also found on the same stand. Police also recovered blood stained bed sheets from the room.
The presence of the wedding album in the bed room, after several years of their marriage, raised suspicion on
whether the couple had been tracing their past and an argument probably ensuing, Police said.
The Sapugaskanda Police were reluctant to reveal any details about the incident and the ongoing investigations. Police Media Spokesman DIG Jayantha Wickremaratne said that he was unable to comment until the inquest was over.
The couple had two sons, one abroad doing higher studies.
The suspect Brigadier was due to be produced before a Magistrate as this edition went to press. Military Police launched a separate investigation into the incident.