Three people of the same family were stabbed and two of them succumbed to their injuries in Anuradhapura, the police media unit said.
The police said that a mother, father and their young daughter were stabbed by a man over a love affair.
Investigations had revealed that the 23 year old girl had an affair with the man who stabbed them.
He had gone to the house of the girl and got into a verbal dispute with the girl and her family.
During this time the father and mother assaulted the man and he had retaliated using a sword in his possession.
He stabbed the girl and her parents. The mother and daughter succumbed from their injuries while the father is in critical condition. (Colombo Gazette)