Chinthaka Wasantha the main suspect of the murder of a police constable and his wife in Kamburupitiya died due to a confrontation with STF at Nigala last night, Police said. The Police spokesman claimed that when the STF had surrounded the suspect in Nigala last night the suspect opened fire at them and died in the shootout.
This is the fourth suspect in the Kamburupitiya murders to die before being produced in court.
On November 27, two suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a police constable and his wife in Kamburupitiya drowned after trying to flee police. The suspects had allegedly drowned in a lake in Benagama, Hakmana after trying to flee while they were taking a police team to show an arms cache.
On November 22 one of the main suspects was also killed following a confrontation with police
A Police Constable (PC) attached to the Matara Division Anti-vice Squad and his wife died after they were brutally assaulted by an unknown group who broke into their residence in Kumburupitiya on November 16.
The police officer passed away after he was admitted to the Kumburupitiya Hospital while his 30-year-old wife who was being treated at the Karapitiya Hospital succumbed to injuries the following day.
The couple’s 2-year-old son who was also allegedly injured in the attack was treated at the Karapitiya Hospital and discharged.