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A 45-year-old Sri Lankan immigrant is the prime suspect in his wife's death after her charred corpse, was found in the couple's apartment in Catania, southern Italy at the weekend.

Sarath Moragoda suffered severe burns in the blaze at the apartment in the Sicilian port city on Saturday, the Catania-based daily La Sicilia reported.

Moragoda's 42-year-old wife Maduri Warnacula's corpse was found with a rope around its neck and ankles, while he had not been tied up, leading investigators to suspect that Moragoda strangled her and attempted to destroy evidence of the murder by setting her body on fire, the paper said.

Investigators believe the blaze got out of hand and rapidly spread through the small rented attic apartment, trapping Moragoda inside. Police were on Monday questioning the couple's eight-year-old son who was attending catechism classes at the time his mother was killed, said La Sicilia.

Neighbours were cited by the paper as saying the couple had recently been heard arguing inside the apartment located in Catania's run-down Picanello district. (Source: Adnkronos)
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  • Nina Kamal Tuesday, 23 April 2013 04:16 AM

    As always where ever you go......, neighbours are the people to see, hear and talk! Love thy neighbor!

    Don Monday, 22 April 2013 12:32 PM

    Where are the people who say for every minor thing "Proud to be Sri Lankan"?

    Crow Tuesday, 23 April 2013 05:38 AM

    SRI LANKANS ARE NOT CRIMINALS. THIS IS A DIRTY WORK OF GHOST.

    Dee Tuesday, 23 April 2013 03:32 AM

    Proud to be Sri Lankan 'Immigrants'

    Raz Tuesday, 23 April 2013 06:43 AM

    he should be given capital punishment which should make alarm for others.


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