Police are hunting several suspects who allegedly hacked a 19-year-old youth to death and caused serious injuries to another individual in a clash between two groups at Madupitiya in Panadura South last night.

Police Media Unit said the victims had been attacked with a sword. The deceased has been identified as an area resident. The injured 24-year-old victim is being treated at the Panadura hospital.

The suspects have been identified and have fled the area. Further investigations are ongoing.