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A 40-year-old trader was stabbed and killed after an altercation at the Kandy Market last evening.

Police Media Unit said the victim, who had been stabbed as a result of a personal dispute, was admitted to the Kandy Hospital in critical condition, but had succumbed to his injuries.

The victim is a resident of Lewella, Kandy. The body is currently at the mortuary of the Kandy Hospital pending a post-mortem inquiry scheduled for today.

The suspect allegedly involved in the killing remains at large and investigations are currently underway to arrest him.