Man hacked to death

A person was hacked to death by unidentified assailants near the Purana Rajamaha Viharaya in Erawwala, Maharagama yesterday.

Police Media Spokesman’s office said the murder had been carried out in the early morning hours of yesterday. The victim is a male between 35 and 40. Police had found two pairs of shoes and a helmet at the scene. The victim had serious cut injuries on his face, chest and hands.

The victim’s identity had not been determined and the body was taken to the Kalubowila hospital mortuary pending postmortem and identification. Nugegoda acting magistrate Tissa Wijeratne conducted the magisterial inquiry at the scene of the incident.

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