Father, son arrested over triple murder

By Madura Ranwala

Two suspects, a 58-year-old father and his 26-year-old son, residents of Kotawela, were arrested yesterday in connection with the triple murder that shocked the villagers in the Karandeniya police area.

The victims’ decomposed bodies were found inside their house on Saturday (April 27) around 2.10 p.m. after police were alerted by the villagers who noticed an offensive smell emanating from the house.

The suspects had been arrested with two ‘katties’ used to kill the victims, police spokesman SP Buddhika Siriwaridana told The Island yesterday.

According to investigations so far conducted, the father had had an illicit affair with the woman who had been hacked to death.

The suspects were being grilled on why they killed the woman her two children. They are to be produced before the Elpitiya Magistrate today, he said.

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