Doc shoots sister-in-law

By Harischandra Gunaratna

A woman who was shot by her doctor brother-in-law at Kirimetiyana West in Koswatte on Saturday night, was transferred to the National Hospital in a serious condition.

According to Koswatte police, the suspect Dr. Sarath Weerasinghe had a quarrel with his wife and his sister-in-law and her husband living close by had rushed to settle the dispute.

An argument ensued between the suspect and the victim and the former shot her in the forehead with his licensed shotgun.

She was admitted to the Marawila hospital and transferred to the National Hospital.

The doctor was to be produced before the Marawila Magistrate, the police said.

He is attached to the Negombo Hospital.

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