An individual suspected of having murdered his 28-year-old wife has been arrested by Police in Muthugala, Giriulla.

Police Media Unit said the victim had been assaulted with hands and feet as well as a metal rod. She was admitted to the Dambadeniya Hospital in critical condition last evening but had succumbed to her injuries.

Police had later arrested her husband in connection with the murder. The body is currently lying at the mortuary of the Dambadeniya Hospital pending a post-mortem examination. Giriulla Police are investigating.