Domestic Abuse leads to murders in Awissawella and Jaffna

Domestic Abuse leads to murders in Awissawella and Jaffna

Domestic Abuse leads to murders in Awissawella and Jaffna

Written by Staff Writer

19 Sep, 2021 | 7:50 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Domestic abuse led to two homicides in Sri Lanka in the past 24 hours.

A woman surrendered to the Awissawella Police on Sunday (19) morning claiming she murdered her abusive husband on Saturday (18) night.

She claimed her intoxicated 29-year-old husband had assaulted her and thereafter she clubbed him to death when he was a sleep.

The woman who surrendered to police will be produced to the Awissawella Magistrate’s Court.

A similar incident was reported in the Ariyalai area in Jaffna.

Police said a woman attacked and killed her abusive husband with a coconut scraper at 1:20 AM on Sunday (19).

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the man was heavily addicted to alcohol and that a family dispute had led to the murder.

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