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Hemmathagama man arrested for allegedly killing parents


A 38-year-old son was arrested after he allegedly murdered his parents at his home in Thalgaspitiya, Hemmathagama, police said.

The suspect who is said to be a drug addict was arrested earlier today (26), police added.

Remains of the deceased parents, ages 76 and 72, are kept at the Hemmathagama Base hospital pending post-mortem, according to police.

The crime was witnessed by the elder brother of the suspect who had alerted the police. The 38-year-old son will be produced before the Mawanella Magistrate today.

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