Man kills grandmother to fuel drug addiction
By Keerthi Mendis
Giriulla Police had managed to arrest the grandson of a murdered elderly woman at the seventh-day alms giving ceremony held to mark the passing away of the deceased.
The 78-year-old woman who was strangled to death by her grandson has been identified as H.P. Sopinona, a resident of Dambadeniya. The suspect, having murdered his grandmother had stolen her earrings and pawned it at a shop in the Giriulla Police Division for Rs 7,000. Police said the suspect had been severely addicted to illegal drugs and after he had been produced before the Kuliyapitiya Chief Magistrate’s Court was ordered to be remanded.