Borella tragedy: Soldier allegedly stabs mother-in-law; injures wife

Borella tragedy: Soldier allegedly stabs mother-in-law; injures wife

Borella tragedy: Soldier allegedly stabs mother-in-law; injures wife

Written by Staff Writer

22 Mar, 2015 | 9:14 pm

A soldier has stabbed his mother-in-law to death and caused  grievous injury to his wife.

The incident had occurred in Manning Town, Borella on Saturday March 21.

The suspect’s wife, who is also a Lance Corporal in the Army, is currently being treated at the Army hospital in Narahenpita.

Her mother, a 64-year old from Polgoda, Walagedera, was killed in the stabbing. Police noted that the suspect soldier has been taken into custody.

Acting Army Media Spokesperson, Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera added that a special investigation has been initiated on the orders of the Army Commander.

The Army Commander has also issued orders to the regiment to which the suspect is attached, to cooperate with the police investigation.

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