Death sentenced has been imposed on three person accused and found guilty of murdering an estate watchman and injuring his wife and 13 year old daughter.
The penalty was imposed on three residents of Rajakadaluwa area.
The fourth accused in the case was acquitted since the charges against him were not proven. The three were sentenced on account of brutally murdering a father of three named Warnakula Pathirannehelage Shantha Gunathilaka and severlyinjuring his wife and daughter on 10th April 1999 or on a close date to that.
The deceased was a watchman and a dispute between the convicted regarding coconuts being stolen lead to the manslaughter and injuring the above complaint was proven with proofs.
The three convicted were sentenced to death yesterday (05) afternoon by the Chilaw District Court Magistrate Raveendra Amal Ranaraja.