Unidentified assailants hacked a 46-year-old man to death at Dankanatta, Mabola in Wattala at around 5.45am today.

Police said the victim had been traveling in a three-wheeler with his 18-year-old son when the assailants, who had been following them in another three-wheeler, had cut across them and obstructed the victims. Thereafter, the assailants had chased after the victim on foot before hacking him to death and making their escape.

The victim has been identified as a resident of Mabola. Police further said the victim’s son had escaped unhurt. Wattala police are conducting further investigations to arrest the culprits.