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Police have made one arrest in connection with yesterday’s murder of a businessman in Beragala, Haputhale.

According to Police Media Unit, the victim, who was 70 years of age, had been living alone at his home Beragala, Haldummulla. He had been pushed off the upper floor of his house by a group of persons and had succumbed to his injuries after being admitted to the Diyathalawa hospital.

Police said that the murder had been committed by a group of individuals who had broken into the victim’s house to carry out a robbery. The suspects have been identified and one was taken into police custody this morning. He is due to be produced before the Bandarawela Magistrate’s Court today. Haputhale police are investigating.