Man and woman killed in separate incidents

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An individual was killed in a sword attack at Mahagama, Heanatiana on 17 July. The victim was a 38-year-old three-wheel driver who was residing in the area.

According to the Police, he had informed the residents that he was going to get fuel for his three-wheeler on Sunday (17) night. However, a group of people from another three-wheeler had attacked him with swords and fled the scene.

He died after being admitted to Negombo Hospital. It has been revealed that the murder took place due to a personal dispute. Police say that the identity of the people who carried out murder has not been revealed so far.

Police are conducting further investigations into the incident.

Meanwhile, a woman was murdered on 17 July morning in the Singhapura Apartments, Borella.

The deceased was a 65-year-old resident of Singhapura Apartments.

The Police said that preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased’s daughter had hit her on the head with a stick due to a personal dispute.

Police said that the suspect was arrested and remanded until 27 July after being produced before the Aluthkade Magistrate’s Court on 17 July.

BY Aloka Kasthuriarachchi and Sahan Tennakoon