‘Mass killing’ in Canada results in the death of a Sri Lankan family

The deaths of a Sri Lankan family in Ottawa, which included four small children, are being called a “mass killing” by Canadian authorities. According to police, the youngest victim, who was less than three months old, was one of the six newcomers to Canada. A 19-year-old Sri Lankan student who resided with the family has been accused of carrying out the murders. According to Ottawa’s police chief, “this was a senseless act of violence perpetrated on purely innocent people,” on Thursday. On Wednesday at around 22:52 local time (03:52 GMT), callers from the Barrhaven neighborhood of Ottawa reported emergencies.

 

Police Chief Eric Stubbs stated that upon their arrival, the offender was promptly recognized by the officers and apprehended without any problems. The victims, who included a mother, her four children, and an acquaintance who shared a residence with the family, were found when the officers broke down the door. The victims were recognized as Darshani Banbaranayake, 35. Gama Walwwe Darshani Dilanthika Ekanyake, along with her four children: Inuka Wickramasinghe, age seven, Ashwini Wickramasinghe, age four, Rinyana Wickramasinghe, age two, and Kelly Wickramasinghe, age two months. Amarakoonmubiayansela Ge Gamini Amarakoon, 40, was named as the acquaintance and sixth victim to have passed away.

 

According to Chief Stubbs, the father of the family was hurt and admitted to the hospital in a critical but stable state. Police identified Febrio De-Zoysa, a 19-year-old, as the culprit. Six first-degree murder counts and one attempted murder count are against him. According to Chief Stubbs, a “edged weapon” was used to kill and injure the victims. The cops are still looking into this. He described the occurrence as a “real tragedy” that would continue to have a “significant” impact on the nation’s capital city and said it is the largest murder case in Ottawa’s recent history. “I’m sure the impact on the community is great,” he continued, stressing that locals should keep their distance from the location.

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