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|Full name||Sami Padma|
|Cause of death||Shot in the chest|
|Partner(s)||Riya Laghari (ex-girlfriend)|
|First appeared||Case #56: Killer Smile|
Sami Padma (1983-2020) was a suspect in the murder investigation of university student Shraham Mohmand in Killer Smile (Case #56 of Explore the World) before being murdered in Shoot the Messenger (Case #57 of Explore the World).
Events of Criminal Case
Killer and Motives
The killer would turn out to be tuk-tuk driver Saseth Lankage.
Saseth initially rebuked the pair's accusations, insisting that he was innocent. Eventually, he confessed, admitting that Sami was making his life a living hell and that it needed to end. When asked what he meant, Saseth told them that a few months back, he was driving his tuk-tuk while sleep-deprived. During the journey, he crashed into Sami and injured him. Saseth recounted how Sami was hounding him for money, threatening to tell his employers if he didn’t pay up. Fearing he would be fired, Saseth put his plan in motion, telling Sami to meet him by the Yamuna River to receive the payment. There, Saseth shot Sami repeatedly to shut him up, dumping his body in the river to dispose of it. Bradley then handcuffed Saseth and sent him to trial, where Judge Armstrong decided that a thirty year sentence was appropriate.