Suspect in custody over Karandeniya killing | Daily News


Suspect in custody over Karandeniya killing

A person of Diviyagahawela, Karandeniya in Galle was attacked with a sharp weapon and murdered on the day before Vesak Full Moon Poya day (Wednesday), Karandeniya Police said.

The incident took place around 7.00 pm on the day and the victim died on admission to Karandeniya hospital police further said.

The murdered person was identified as Saman Siriwardana of Diviyagahawela , a cinnamon peeler by profession. A suspect who is also a resident of same area was also arrested.

A woman had been trapped in a snare to catch animals set by the deceased and received an electrical shock. The suspect had a dispute with Siriwardana over the incident which resulted in the homicide, police said.


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