Youth refused hand of under age girl kills her mother

She died defending her daughter – Police

By Pradeep


A youth who approached a woman yesterday morning and sought her permission to marry her underage daughter, flew into a rage and stabbed her to death, on being told that the girl was too young and still schooling. The killing took place at Kotuwala, Wellampitiya.

Police said they had arrested the 20-year-old suspect with the knife used to commit the crime. The victim, Anusha Maduwanthie (31), had died on the spot and the 14-year old schoolgirl is said to be in a state of shock.

The police said the suspect had lunged with a knife at the girl but her mother had jumped in front of him to save her daughter and got stabbed.

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