Police investigations are underway to arrest an individual who allegedly beat a 24-year-old individual to death near the site of the Gampaha weekly market at around 1.45am today.

Police Media Unit said the victim, a resident of Rajagiriya, had been beaten to death with a stone.

Initial investigations had revealed that the victim and the suspect, who were both engaged in masonry, were working at a site in Gampaha. They had been drinking liquor last night when an argument had arisen between the two, resulting in the killing.

The suspect has been identified but is yet to be arrested. Gampaha police are investigating.