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A 25-year-old individual has committed suicide after hacking his 27-year-old wife to death at a house in Beralihela, Tissamaharama this morning.

Police said Tissamaharama Police responded to a call made to the 119 emergency hotline stating that a man had hacked his wife to death with a sharp weapon and had subsequently consumed poison. The suspect had died after being admitted to the Debarawewa Hospital.

Initial inquiries had revealed that an alleged illicit affair by the victim had led to the murder-suicide. The body of the victim is currently lying at the location pending a magisterial inquiry by the Tissamaharama Magistrate. Tissamaharama Police are investigating.