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Police are hunting for a group of individuals who had allegedly stabbed an individual to death at around 2.40am today at Seelawathenna watta, Veyangoda.

According to police, the murder had occurred when the victim and his son attempted to stop the suspects from stealing two bulls belonging to the victim.

The suspects, who had arrived in a van, had stabbed the 58-year-old victim when he and the son tried to stop the theft. The suspects had then fled with the two bulls.

The victim was admitted to the Gampaha hospital but succumbed to his injuries. Veyangoda police are investigating to arrest the suspect.