Rs. 7.5 mn robbery victim dies



by Norman Palihawadane

A garment factor director in Ekala who was relieved of Rs. 7.5 million by an armed gang recently died of a heart attack at the Negombo District General Hospital yesterday

A resident of Kimbulapitiya, A. David (56) was admitted to the hospital on Thursday.

Negombo hospital Coroner Siri Jayanath Wickremaratne, who handled the post mortem, concluded that death had been caused by a heart attack.

Mr. David was waiting for his daughter’s wedding which was scheduled to take place today, Negombo police said.

He had withdrawn money for the wedding expenses, but a five-member gang robbed it near the garment factory on May 28.

According to the police Mr. David was planning to pay an advance for the reception hall after withdrawing the money and after the robbery he had been under severe stress.

Police said that a contractor who had undertaken to build a house for David had also gone missing after laying the foundation stone for the house the victim had planned to give as a wedding gift to his daughter.

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