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Police report four murders during New Year season

April 15, Colombo (LNW): A concerning trend of four murders reported in the preceding 48 hours, culminating at 06:00 am today, Police disclosed.

In the Galewala area, a 23-year-old individual, who intervened in a dispute between two parties, tragically lost his life after sustaining fatal injuries from a stabbing incident earlier this morning.

Despite immediate medical attention at the Galewala Hospital, the victim succumbed to his wounds.

Similarly, in Hakmana, a 21-year-old man fell victim to a fatal assault by his uncle, following a longstanding feud.

Despite attempts to save his life, the young man passed away after being transferred to the Kamburupitiya Hospital. The perpetrator is currently evading authorities.

In a separate incident in Elayapaththuwa, a 37-year-old man met his demise after being subjugated to a knife and scissors attack during an altercation between inebriated parties last evening.

Authorities have apprehended a 43-year-old suspect in connection with the incident.

Additionally, in the Serunuwara area, a 41-year-old man fell victim to a lethal attack stemming from an extramarital affair dispute.

Investigations revealed that the assailant, identified as a 30-year-old resident of Serunuwara, is the husband of the woman involved. The Serunuwara Police have initiated a probe to apprehend the suspect.

Police urge community vigilance and conflict resolution mechanisms to prevent further loss of life and ensure public safety.

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