Suspect in brutal double murder arrested

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A 33-year-old has been arrested in connection with an incident where a mother and daughter had beenhacked to death in an estate house in Badulla, Hingurugamuwa on Saturday (10).

Another daughter was seriously injured in the attack. He was arrested by Badulla Police.

According to Police, the suspect demanded Rs 20,000 from the mother. He carried out the crime after not receiving the money, Police added.

Before the killing, he had threatened the women and they had given him some gold items out of fear. It has been revealed that the gold items have been pawned by the suspect.

Police are carrying out further investigations.

BY Aloka Kasturiarachchi