A 40-year-old woman had been stabbed to death inside her house last night at Champion-Patthu South in Palai.

Police Media Unit said the suspect in the crime, who was her husband, also aged 40 years, had committed suicide after jumping into a well near the scene of the crime. Initial investigations have revealed that the crime had been committed due to a personal dispute.

The post-mortem examinations of the bodies are due to be held today at the Kilinochchi hospital. Further investigations are being conducted by the Palai police.