Paramour kills woman, and her daughter

by Madura Ranwala

A 37-year-old woman and her 13-year-old daughter were hacked to death inside their house on the Moratottam Estate, Balangoda on Tuesday evening.

Police Media Director SP Ruwan Gunasekara told The Island that the suspect alleged to be the mother's paramour had had a dispute with the victims.

The suspect, a married man, had fled the area, police said. Victims were identified as Lechchaman Shashikala (mother) and Suwendran Sanjeewani (daughter).

An investigating officer told The Island that the suspect had allegedly attempted to rape his paramour's teenage daughter provoking Shashikala.

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