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24 April 2024

Dad burns son with lighted cigarettes

By Correspondent

A magistrate in Sri Lanka has ordered the police to arrest a man who is alleged to have burnt his four-year old son with lighted cigarette butts, the ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ reported

The magistrate also ordered the child to be kept in an orphanage in Panadura.

His mother had left him with the grandmother two years ago to go abroad for employment.

The child was admitted to a hospital in Kalutara following a police complaint by his grandmother.

The magistrate also ordered the police to submit a probation report on the child on February 19.

The child’s father is missing.

Sri Lankan found dead in Malaysian condo

A Sri Lankan national had been found dead in a condominium in Kuala Lumpur in  Malaysia, ‘Daily Mirror’ reported.

Local police said the 34-year-old, who had recently graduated from college, had been dead for four to seven days when his body was found on Tuesday at the Taman Abadi Indah condominium.

A friend had sought help from the building’s security staff when he was unable to enter the flat as the dead man had left the key with someone else.

A police officer said, “We went into the unit after breaking the door’s lock and were greeted by a stench coming from the bedroom. The victim was found sprawleded half-naked on his bed.”

Police has classified the death as  murder. “There were signs of struggle in the unit. Whoever was here at the time of the murder had rummaged through his belongings.”

A Sony mobile phone, lubricant and sex toys were found by the police in the flat.

“Based on the findings, we believe the victim may have been involved in homosexual activities,” a police officer said adding, “We are waiting for the post-mortem report to ascertain whether he was killed using a sharp object. However, no weapon was found at the scene.”

The Sri Lankan had been living on his own and used to share the unit with three others – a German, a Pole and a compatriot.

“All, with exception of the Pole, have left the country and we are looking for the Polish roommate for help in the investigation. We have reviewed a CCTV recording of the suspect and will be releasing a photo fit of him,” he said.

A man aged between 32 and 33 had been arrested in connection with the murder.