A father, mother and their son have been strangled with pieces of wire allegedly by some gangsters who had broken into their home at Kudahintenna in Halwatura, Bulathsinhala, this monring, police said.
The victims were identified as Manage Idoris (96), Misilin Nona (85) and their son Hector Dharmasiri (60) who is mentally handicapped.
Police said it appeared that the gangsters might have planned to rob their jewellery and other valuables and had killed the occupants fearing the robbers would be identified.
Matugama Additional Magistrate Nilupuli Lankapura held the magisterial inquiry and delivered an open verdict.
The bodies were sent to the Nagoda Hospital for the postmortem examination.
Bulathsinhala police are conducting the investigation under the direction of Mathugama ASP Sunil Piyarathna. Police said a wedding ceremony at a nearby house must have prevented the neighbours from hearing any noise.
Comments - 17
Adi Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:21 AM
very senior citizens, 92, 85 & 69..who would have heart to kill these old people.
Bimbo Tuesday, 20 November 2012 07:10 AM
What a year, what a way to celebrate the year 2600. Ever heard of anything like this in this beautiful island before.
Raja Perera Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:17 PM
Signature of present day Sri Lanka reflects the nature of the country and under whose ruling these are happeniong.
Rickshow Tuesday, 20 November 2012 08:39 AM
High time to impose Death Sentance!
herath Tuesday, 20 November 2012 04:08 AM
RamUK Tuesday, 20 November 2012 01:19 PM
Is that surprise you we have killed babies women and children ...we are lower than any animals in this world
lee Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:00 AM
92, 85 and 69?????? How can you kill a fellow human being leave alone killing such elderly weak people? Would you not know how painful it would be if some one try to do that for you? where are your feelings oh you murderers?
Nalaka Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:05 AM
Death penalty, death penalty ,
aeiou Wednesday, 21 November 2012 03:24 PM
sri lankans... with 5000 years civilisation history !!!!!!!
Sareek Tuesday, 20 November 2012 04:36 AM
This is what happend all are try to protect animal than human.
lima Tuesday, 20 November 2012 04:36 AM
VERY GOOD , KEEP GOING , DAY BY DAY LOSS OF LIVES , ONCE SAID BY SINGAPORE PM THAT WE SHUD BE ROLE MODEL OF SRI LANKA , NOW IT IS THE MODEL - TO - ROLL OUT OF SRI LANKA.
Bandu Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:31 AM
This is a fault of the corrupted judiciary also. Recently I saw two men were fined 2500 for killing their farther and 10 year suspended imprisonment. So why?
sunnyboy Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:34 AM
powerty. power. greed.
Thomas Tuesday, 20 November 2012 05:52 AM
SRI LANKA HAS BECOME THE KILLING FIELDS OF SOUTH ASIA, while claiming to be having the highest GDP in this area.
SpaceCab Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:00 AM
At this rate SL must be having a negative population growth
Imran Hussein Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:05 AM
Ground work, for another STF camp?
Lobo Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:13 AM
We are fast becoming a lawless and heathen country. About time our priests of all religions, especially the Buddhist, start getting involved in preaching again instead of dabbling in politics.
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