Doctor gave contract to kill doctor

By Hemantha Randunu and  Amal Priyankara

A doctor’s son running a channelling centre at Karandeniya has told the CID that he got a friend in the Army to kill Dr. Priyanka Prasad Ranasinghe (40) over business rivalry.

The suspect’s mother is also working at his channelling centre. He has told investigators that his income had drastically dropped as the slain doctor was popular among the patients.

The Army Captain who undertook the contract to kill the doctor  has also been arrested by the police.

The Captain asked two soldiers attached to his camp to kill the doctor.

The suspected killers are siblings. They gunned down Dr Ranasinghe opposite his Digasi Medical Centre, Thalgahandiya, karandeniya on the night of September 29 around The police are looking for the killers who have gone into hiding. Firearms allegedly used in the killing have been recovered.

The main suspect was scheduled to be produced before courts yesterday.

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