Husband of Lankapura Administrative Officer arrested over murder suspicion

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The husband of the Chief Administrative Officer of the Lankapura Pradeshiya Sabha, who was recently stabbed to death, was arrested today (05) on suspicion of her murder.

The husband had reportedly confessed to killing his wife, despite his previous claims that their house was broken into and that his wife had been murdered by thieves, Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.

An administrative officer of the Lankapura Regional Secretariat in the Polonnaruwa District, identified as 42-year-old M.M. Yamuna Padmini, was stabbed to death in her home between 02:30 and 03:00 a.m. yesterday (04),

The mother of two, whose head was struck with an axe, succumbed to her injuries upon admission to the Polonnaruwa Hospital.