Rape and murder suspect hospitalised after taking poison


By Norman Palihawadana

The suspect wanted in connection with the rape and murder of an 18-year-old garment factory employee at Tekkekele, Dambagolla in Mahiyangana was admitted to Mahiyangana hospital yesterday after swallowing poison when a team of policemen surrounded his house to take him into custody yesterday morning.

The police used a sniffer dog to trace the suspect who had left his slippers behind.

The police said the suspect had been charged for a similar offence previously.

He had been following the movements of the victim for sometime and on the fateful day and committed the crime while she was on her way back home..

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