Individual under the influence kills two family members

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Two people were murdered yesterday (20) by an individual who was under the influence of alcohol in Palukandawa.

Police said the suspect had been consuming alcohol and destroying furniture at his house since morning. He had then gotten into an argument with his father-in-law and a nephew. During the dispute, the suspect had attacked the two individuals with a sharp weapon.

The 67-year-old father-in-law had died on the spot while the 16-year-old school student succumbed to injuries on admission to Galgamuwa Hospital.

Police had arrested the 42-year-old suspect and seized the murder weapon.

 Meanwhile, Galgamuwa Police are conducting investigations into the incident.