Five arrested over a death of an individual in a brawl

2019-08-12 at 13:13

Five suspects have been arrested over the death of an individual following a clash down Muttiah Road, Slave Island.

The deceased has been identified as a 47 year old resident of Payagala and was employed as a Manager at a salon on Staple Street, Slave Island.

The individual had arrived at the salon in a three-wheeler with a female friend around 12:30am today.

The clash broke out when five individuals passing by the salon had verbally abused the female.

Police said the five suspects had then attacked the male and fled to Muttiah Road following which the duo tailed the suspects where another brawl broke out.

The male was admitted to a private hospital in Colpetty after sustaining critical injuries where he later succumbed.

The five suspects who were arrested with the support of the Navy are currently in the custody of the Slave Island Police.

The suspects, between the ages of 17 and 24, are residents of Slave Island, Kandy and Polgasowita.

The five will be produced before the Fort Magistrate’s Court today.