Manager of a salon killed in Slave Island

12 August 2019 12:42 pm - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A 47-year-old manager of a popular salon in Slave Island, Colombo, had been murdered at Muttiah Road in Slave Island last night, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

He said the victim could have been killed due to a dispute that took place with a group of youth in the area.

SP Gunasekera said that a gang of five men aged between 17 and 24 had allegedly harassed a woman and the manager near the salon at Slave Island.

The manager defended the woman which has led to an argument with the youths. They had assaulted the manager and fled.

“Afterwards, the manager accompanied by the woman had followed the group in a three-wheeler. When they caught up, the men had attacked the manager again, this time fatally,” SP Gunasekera said.

“He was pronounced dead on admission to the hospital,” he said.

The fleeing suspects were caught by a group of airmen and were handed over to the Slave Island Police who took them into custody.

The police also recovered an iron rod which had allegedly been used to assault the victim.

The suspects were identified as residents of Polgasowita, Kandy and Slave Island. They were to be produced in the Fort Magistrate’s Court today. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

 

Video by Sanjeewa

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  • Dee Monday, 12 August 2019 07:55 PM

    It's high time we publish the names, photos of these criminals (once convicted) on media rather than being secretive. That will end the lives of all connected to them. It'll take some time but we can rid ourselves of crime easily.


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