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Solitary old man killed

An aged person who lived alone in a room of a house at Thalapitiya, Galle has been murdered allegedly by a gang that entered in to the house on Monday night, Galle police said.

The murdered person was identified as Mohamed Marikkar Mohamed aged 69 years and had lived in isolation in a separate room of the house together with six other relatives of him. In the morning the occupants of the house had noticed the body and informed the police. The criminals after entering the house had pressed cloths into his mouth, tied his hands and legs together and killed him using a sharp weapon, police investigations revealed.

Galle Acting Magistrate Premarathna Thiranagama visited the scene of the crime and held the preliminary inquiry. The body to be sent to Karapitiya Teaching Hospital for the post-mortem on magisterial order. Galle police are conducting further investigations.

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