Middeniya Police have commenced investigations to ascertain if there is a link between the murder of a motorcyclist and the apparent suicide of another individual whose body was found some 500 meters from the scene of the crime.

According to Police Media Unit, Middeniya Police commenced investigations on a complaint made yesterday that a 30-year-old individual was killed after his neck was slashed while he was riding a motorbike at Kariyamadiththa in Middeniya. According to the complaint made by the victim’s brother, he had failed to return after attending a party the night before.

Officers who responded were able to find the body of another individual who had apparently hung himself, some 500 meters from the scene of the crime. That individual has been identified as a 48-year-old person. A magisterial inquiry is scheduled to be conducted today by the Walasmulla Magistrate.