A 24 year old youth was killed in an assault carried out by a five-member gang who stormed into a house in Ratgama in Galle.
Police said that four persons who sustained injuries had been admitted to the Karaapitiya Hospital for treatment.
The father, mother, wife and sister of the deceased youth were injured in the incident.
Initial investigations have revealed that the assault had been carried out due to a dispute between the two parties.
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