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Octogenarian living alone murdered, TV stolen

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Kandana Police say that an 84-year-old father of four, who was living alone in a house in Weligampitiya, Ja-ela was found murdered. The assailants killed him after tying his hands and feet, gagging him and robbed the television set in the house.

The victim’s daughter informed Police about the murder yesterday (25). Police say that the murder might have taken place between May 22 and May 25.

The deceased, P.S.Gangadharan is a former Police officer. Police say that two of the man’s four children were living abroad. Police say that the murdered person has been living alone in this house since 1992.

One of the deceased’s daughters residing at the Millennium City apartment complex had been calling her father over the past few days but failed to get a response. She had visited her father’s house yesterday (25) to find out about the reasons for his failure to respond to her calls.

She told the Police that the front gate and the other doors of the house had been locked at that time. As there was a foul smell emanating from the house she informed the Police who came and broke open the doors of the house to find her father’s body in a room of the house.

Police say that the body was found on the floor of the room with its hands and feet bound and mouth gagged.

Investigations so far have shown that only the TV set was stolen.

Saturday, May 27, 2023 – 01:16

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