Kandy police have started a special investigation on the body found near the four shops that were burnt down in D. S. Senanayake road in Kandy.
Two jewellery shops and two building material shops caught fire today around 3.30 a.m.
The police stated that the body was discovered during the investigations.
The deceased was identified as Periyanannan Naguleshwaran. The 35 year old victim was a resident of Mahakanda – Hindigala area.
Periyanannan Naguleshwaran, had been involved in a fight with one of the owners of a jewellery shop.
The preliminary investigations have revealed that the suspect had set the jewellery shop on fire.
The police stated that the suspect had then committed suicide by consuming poison because he had thought that he had been identified by the villagers.