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Main suspect who shot Hambanthota tusker consume poison.
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The suspect who shot dead the only tusker who roamed Hambantota district has attempted suicide by consuming poison.

According to the police sources, he has been admitted to Hambantota Hospital and is receiving treatment.

The suspect, who was arrested on the 9th of this month, was later taken to the spot where he hid the fire arm which was used for the shooting.

Hambantota Police stated that, the suspect attempted suicide by consuming poison which was hidden in a field.

In a recorded statement, he has stated the reason for shooting was due to the tusker harming his crops.
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