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Hatton, Dec 10 (Daily Mirror) - A 67-year-old man, who served as the watchman of a church in Hatton, was brutally hacked to death during an attempt to steal cash from the church's donation box.

The Hatton Police initiated investigations following a tip on the suspicious death of the church watchman near the railway station road in Hatton last morning.

Preliminary investigations revealed that an unidentified assailant had entered the church premises and attacked the guard with a weapon, resulting in his tragic demise. 

Police suspect that the primary motive behind the incident was to break into the donation box and steal the collected funds.

The incident has been captured on the church's CCTV footage.

The victim was identified as a resident of Hatton.


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  • DOT Sunday, 10 December 2023 10:41 AM

    RIP! Poor Watchman!

    Ram Sunday, 10 December 2023 01:48 PM

    Victim would have identified the intruder who came for the charity box.

    HardTruth Sunday, 10 December 2023 03:08 PM

    Who is that Maha Molakaruwa

    tragic Sunday, 10 December 2023 07:12 PM

    Very tragic

    NEEL Monday, 11 December 2023 12:45 PM

    Yes, it's not a good move , that means this people's qualities and mentally has gone, they will do anything to grab some money. I am sure there would not be huge money. Poor person try to safe the money and other way how dare such actions happens in Srilanka.


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