Four family members attacked with sword; child dies



A three-and-a-half-year-old child was killed after a neighbor attacked four members of the same family living at a house in Rabimagama, Matale with a sword.

Police said the the 38-year-old mother, 19-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son are currently receiving treatment at the Matale Hospital where the three-and-a-half-year-old son succumbed to injuries.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the murder was carried out by the neighbour as a result of a long-standing dispute between the two families.

The suspect was arrested along with the sword used in the crime.


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