Man shot and stabbed, dies

The owner of an auto service centre in Tangalle died after he was shot and cut with a sword by two unidentified persons on a motorcycle, at his shop, around 11.30 am yesterday.

The victim, 42-year-old Ranjith Wagaarachchi alias Chaminda, resident of Weliara, Netolpitiya, was dead on admission to the Tangalle Base Hospital.

The police, referring to the footage of the shop’s CCTV cameras, said that the weapon that was used for this murder looked like a repeater gun. An unused bullet has also been found at the scene of the crime.

The suspects escaped and the Tangalle Police are investigating.

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