The motive behind the killing of the owner of a textile shop – millionaire Larick Rajapaksa (43) has been revealed as a dispute following a woman being videoed while she was in the fit- on room in the shop by the Close Circuit TV camera, Police said.
This businessman was killed last Friday.
Police said they had discovered two swords believed to have been used and a slipper apparently of a suspect. With the help of these clues the police was able to reveal the motive behind the killing.
According to the police images of a sister of the main suspect was captured by a CCTV camera while she was in a fit-on room in the shop. Subsequently the owner of the shop blackmailed the woman and believed to have allegedly raped her. He has also let her for the indecent harassment of another person.
The woman who is married has been suffering with much mental agony and worries after the incident and later revealed everything to his brother. He had gone to the textile shop with another person and allegedly hacked the owner of the shop to death according to the police.
The police are also on the look out for the other person who had molested the woman. The suspects were absconding. Police said the main suspect had been involved in several crimes.(Deepa Adikari)