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01 October 2023

'Love starved' 84-yr-old axes wife to death

Court to issue verdict next week. (AFP)

By Correspondent

Colombo: An elderly resident Udukirihena, Sri Lanka, is charged with killing his wife and injuring his daughter on Thursday.

According to initial investigations, the 84-year-old man was apparently angry when his 80-year-old wife refused to please him in bed.

The incident happened between 2.30am and 4am when he went berserk and used an axe on her and his 58-year-old daughter who lived with them.

The old woman succumbed to her injuries in hospital later in the day.

He has been remanded in judicial custody until February 10.