A 44-year-old man has died after being attacked by a group of individuals on Jayantha Weerasekera Mawatha in Maligawatte last evening (06).
The Police said the victim had initially attacked an individual with an iron rod after which the attacked individual along with a group of others had physically attacked the victim.
The victim who had sustained injuries in the attack had died after being admitted to the Colombo National Hospital.
The deceased has been identified as a resident of Masjid Mawatha in Maligawatte.
The Police suspect that the attack may have taken place due to an argument over a long-standing dispute escalating, but the exact cause has not been uncovered as yet.
The suspects involved in the attack have been identified and the Maligawatte Police have launched investigations to apprehend them. (NewsWire)