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Father-in-law killed by son-in-law

An altercation between a father-in-law and a son-in-law at Dummalakotuwa in Dankotuwa around 5 pm on December 13, led the stabbing of the father-in-law by the son-in-law seriously injuring him. The father-in-law later succumbed to his injuries on admission to the Dankotuwa hospital. He was identified as Ruwan Kumara Amarasinghe (43) of Kalapaluwawa, Rajagiriya.

The son-in-law had been taken into custody on suspicion by the Dankotuwa Police.

According to Police investigations, it had been revealed that the victim's daughter has been married to the suspect who was living in Dummulakotuwa. Following complaints that the daughter was allegedly being constantly harassed by the suspect son-in-law, the father-in-law had visited their home at Dummalakotuwa to take his daughter to Rajagiriya. An argument had ensured between the two and the suspect had allegedly stabbed the victim. Although the father-in-law was rushed to the Dankotuwa hospital with stab injuries, he had succumbed to his injuries on admission to the hospital. Further investigations are continuing.