Kiribathkumbura teenager arrested for alleged murder

Kiribathkumbura teenager arrested for alleged murder

Written by Bella Dalima

29 Oct, 2014 | 9:06 pm

A youth has been arrested in connection to the murder of a 74-year-old woman in the Pilapitiya area in Kiribathkumbura.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that the suspect, who was a frequent visitor to the victim’s house, had allegedly committed the murder on Monday night.

According to the police, the suspect, a seventeen-year-old youth had allegedly strangled the 74-year-old woman with a piece of cloth, when an argument over an incident of theft, had turned violent.

Police added that the youth was arrested on Tuesday night. Investigations into the murder are underway.

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