A man, who had entered a house at Dutuwewa in Galenbindunuwewa in the early hours of this morning and allegedly attempted to rape a 57 year old spinster living alone in the house, was assaulted to death using the axe by her.
The deceased Telyson Kumara Ratnayake (39) was a mason of the area. The woman surrendered to police and was to be produced in court.
The Police conduct further investigation into the incident. (Dayaratne Abogama)