Triple murder of family, son missing
Three persons belonging to the same family were found dead in a house at Wellawatte yesterday, Police said.
Police suspect they may have been killed.
The victims were identified as father, Kumarasamy (58), mother, Poovathy (56) and daughter Amita Priya (25) hailing from Kotagala. The family had come to Colombo to stay with their son Prashan Kumaswamy, a medical representative, at his house in Wellawatta.
However he has been missing since the bodies were discovered, Police said.The bodies were found by Nicholas Jebamalik, a relative of the family. He had wanted to discuss a business matter and tried calling Prashan but as he did not answer the phone he had gone over to his house yesterday afternoon.
When he reached the place he found the doors locked and a foul smell emanating from within the house. He had immediately contacted the Police who arrived and broke into the house.
Police believe the victims may have died a couple of days ago as the bodies were found in a decomposed condition.
Wellawatte Police OIC Chief Inspector Samarakoon said it is suspected some chemical was used to kill the victims.
Prashan who works as a medical representative in Colombo is said to have visited his family in Kotagala on Sunday and brought his family to his rented house where the bodies were found.
Prashan is said to be living in that locality for over a year, he added.The father was working as a driver and his wife looked after the house while his daughter was studying.Police are investigating further and searching for the son who is missing.
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