Friends poison old couple to rob wealth

Taking a cue from a Tamil movie script, three friends allegedly tried to kill a wealthy old couple with poison in order to steal their wealth in Sri  Lanka, ‘Mawbima’ reported.

Two suspects have been arrested and produced before the court while the third died after drinking the poison.

The 19-year-old TJ, who was the mastermind, committed suicide near Kaludewala River in Matale, while the two suspects – MA from Colombo and GS from Matale, were handed over to the police for further investigation.

According to the report, the wealthy old man died after drinking poison while his wife was admitted to a hospital in a serious condition.

The three friends reportedly gave a gift to the couple including a poison bottle, replicating a scene from a Tamil movie.

Police is investigating the case.

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