Man charged with killing drunken fa­ther

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY SU­NIL THANTRIARACHCHI

A man who al­legedly hacked his fa­ther to death had been ar­rested by the Do­dan­goda Po­lice af­ter he sur­ren­dered.

The de­ceased, Tho­tage Jayantha (49) was a res­i­dent of Bu­lu­ga­hagoda in Bom­buwala off Ka­lu­tara.

In­ves­ti­ga­tions had re­vealed that the young man had as­saulted his fa­ther, who re­turned home drunk and at­tempted to harm his mother.

The sus­pect stated that he was mar­ried and lived sep­a­rately and that his sis­ter had called him say­ing their fa­ther was at­tempt­ing to kill their mother. He said he had rushed to the scene to find his fa­ther at­tempt­ing to as­sault his mother with an axe.

He said he wres­tled the axe from him and as­saulted him.

The Po­lice said a case against the de­ceased was pend­ing in court for caus­ing his daugh­ter in­juries by

The sus­pect stated that he was mar­ried and lived sep­a­rately and that his sis­ter had called him say­ing their fa­ther was at­tempt­ing to kill their mother. He said he had rushed to the scene to find his fa­ther at­tempt­ing to as­sault his mother with an axe

as­sault­ing her with a kitchen knife. The son was to be pro­duced in court charged with man­slaugh­ter.

OIC Do­dan­goda Po­lice CI Sam­path Bandara and OIC Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion Branch SI Kr­is­han­tha are con­duct­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the case.

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