A 15-year-old male has been arrested in Badulla for allegedly hacking his father to death with a manna knife. Police Media Unit said the suspect had allegedly attacked his father at their house in Unagolla Estate at Haliela, Badulla last night.

The 39-year-old victim was admitted to the Badulla Hospital in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries. The body is lying at the mortuary of the Badulla Hospital pending a post-mortem inquiry.

Initial investigations had revealed that the suspect had committed the crime due to a family dispute. Badulla Police are investigating.