Two assailants wearing full-face motorcycle helmets had beaten an individual to death outside a shop in Gampaha town last night.

Police Media Unit said the assailants, who had arrived in a three-wheeler, had beaten the victim to death using an iron rod before making their escape. The 52-year-old victim is a resident of Aluthgama, Gampaha.

A post-mortem examination is due to be conducted today. The assailants remain unidentified and Gampaha police are conducting further investigations to arrest them.