Monday 26 October, 2020

Murder probe launched, 3 arrested as Eastern Avenue victim named

Police have confirmed the identity of the man who died following an incident at Bananas Bar in Dolphin Plaza on Eastern Avenue early Saturday morning.

He is Dinesh Asanka Fernando Wannukawatta-Waduge, age 36, a Sri-Lankan national working in Cayman.

Three men, ages 20 and 22 of George Town, and 24 of Cayman Brac, have been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the incident. They remain in custody as the investigation continues.

RCIPS detectives have been reviewing CCTV footage taken during the incident, and have determined that there was an altercation at the location shortly before the man’s death.  

Detectives are aware that several persons were at the location at the time and witnessed the altercation and may be able to provide much needed assistance in the investigation.

“The victim in this senseless and tragic incident was a hard-working man who simply wanted to provide for his family back in Sri Lanka. His death leaves behind a wife suffering from a life-threatening illness, and a four-year-old daughter who is now facing the prospect of losing both parents,” said Deputy Commissioner, Kurt Walton.

“What is also truly sad is that, although we know there were dozens of people at the location at the time, not one person has come forward to assist us in this investigation. We know that if this were your parent or family member, you would want someone to come forward to help.  All we ask is put yourself in this family’s shoes, contact us and help us get to the truth.”

The RCIPS is appealing to anyone who was at the location at or around 3.30 am to contact the investigative team at the RCIPS Major Incident Room, at 649-2930.

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