Jul 05, 2022

Lankapura murder : Husband arrested

The husband of the Chief Administrative Officer of the Lankapura Pradeshiya Sabha who was struck on the head and killed, has been arrested on suspicion over her murder.

Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the husband had pleaded guilty to killing his wife early last morning (04).

Police said the officer’s head was struck with an axe while she was asleep.

The 42-year-old female, a mother of two, succumbed to injuries after being admitted to the Polonnaruwa Hospital.

Police said the husband initially claimed that the house was broken into and his wife was murdered by thieves.

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