The hands of an electrician was cut off after he got into an altercation with an individual in Moratuwa yesterday and the suspect had then fled with the severed hands, police said.
Police said the hands of the victim had been severed at the elbow and taken away over a previous animosity between two parties.
The victim is a resident of Koralawella in Moratuwa and an electrician by profession.
Residents of the area who rushed to the scene had rushed the victim to the Panadura base hospital. A spokesman for the hospital said the two hands could have been grafted if the suspect had not taken them away.
Police said the suspect had fled the area after the incident taking away the two hands.
Police are conducting further investigations and a search is on to arrest the suspect. (Reka Tharangani )
DHA Wednesday, 22 March 2023 02:24 PM
Gosh cruelty at the maximum level! Gov should consider bringing back the death penalty these types of cruelty requires maximum punishment.
Karalasingam Sivalingam Wednesday, 22 March 2023 02:50 PM
Heinous crime ever heard in my lifetime, religions, teachers and parents have failed in this advanced era. Police must execute the perpetrator of this crime.
Lakmal Kahawela Wednesday, 22 March 2023 03:00 PM
What's happening with this Buddhist Nation.
Joseph Wednesday, 22 March 2023 05:57 PM
The devil who did this should face the same punishment.
Such disgusting and sick acts only happens here Wednesday, 22 March 2023 07:15 PM
The criminal needs to be given the death penalty. Even hospital staff knowing the theft of the man's hands must be appalled, and police must show no mercy towards the culprit. Cutting off the man's hands at the elbows is brutal act, and if not the criminal then his extended family must be pay lifelong compensation to the victims family for 40 years at least.
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