In Akmeemana- Pinnaduwa a man committed suicide by self-immolation after stabbing his wife, and setting her alight.
The woman who hadn’t obtained a legal separation from her husband, was managing a shop along with her brother in Akmeemana – Puhul Hena.
It was reported that the husband arrived at the shop on the 17th of April, had a heated argument with his wife, and assaulted her using a sharp object and later set her alight.
Following this, he committed suicide by self-immolation.
Both the individuals were admitted to the Galle- Karapitiya hospital yesterday where they were later pronounced dead.