31-year-old shot dead in Thalgaswala

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The fifth shooting within the last week was reported on 3 September in Thalgaswala.

Police said the victim was shot in a deserted area on 3 September evening, while returning to his house from the nearby town on his motorcycle.

The victim was rushed to Elpitiya Hospital and died after being transferred to Karapitiya Hospital.

The deceased is a 31-year-old resident of Thalgaswala.

Police said the shooting was the result of a money lending dispute. 

The killer is yet to be identified.

Pitigala Police are conducting further investigations.

By Aloka Kasturiarachchi