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An individual who stabbed one woman to death and caused serious injuries to another was arrested by police in Kiriella yesterday. The deceased has been identified as a 47-year-old resident of Dammulla, Karadana.

The injured female was admitted to the Kiriella hospital before being transferred to the Ratnapura hospital for further treatment.

The 23-year-old suspect, who is also an area resident, is due to be produced before the Ratnapura Magistrate’s Court today.

Initial investigations had revealed that a family dispute had led to the crime. Further investigations are being conducted by Kiriella police.