Friday, April 25, 2014   

Female journalist murder suspect enters house for robbery
(02-04 15:22)

The suspect arrested in connection with the murder of Sri Lankan journalist Mel Gunasekara has claimed that he entered the house with the motive of robbing the place, local media reported Tuesday.
The suspect Samson Joseph Anthony, 39, was brought to Police Headquarters Tuesday. The suspect had worked in Mel Gunasekara's house as a painter prior to the Christmas season,police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said to media, Xinhua reports.
The suspect has reportedly told police that he thought the family would have gone to church and had unexpectedly confronted Mel Gunasekara who was at home. A sharp instrument had been used to stab the journalist and at least six injuries were observed on the neck of the victim. The suspect claimed that he had come alone for the robbery.
Soon after the murder he had changed his clothes with Gunasekra's brother's clothes and escaped.
SSP Rohana said that the availability of video footage captured from a CCTV from an adjoining house helped to trace the suspect. The victim's phone too was recovered from his house.   
Other World breaking news:
Parents of SKorea ferry victims assault top official (04-24 19:14)
EU institutions vulnerable to corruption: report (04-24 18:25)
Germany suspends military exports to Russia (04-24 18:24)
Classes resume at school scarred by ferry disaster (04-24 18:10)
Obama urges Japan to take 'bold steps' in huge trade deal (04-24 15:34)
Angry parents seek autopsies of Korea ferry victims (04-24 15:02)
Earthquake strikes off Vancouver Island (04-24 14:47)
Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after landing gear failure (04-24 14:46)
Greece achieves primary budget surplus in 2013 (04-23 18:31)
Thai Red Shirt activist shot dead in Bangkok (04-23 18:25)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.