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COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka's crime rate is increasing by the day, while the economic crisis takes its toll on all Sri Lankan citizens.Rasika Vinod, a 29-year-old mid-level employee at a State Bank in Sri Lanka was brtually killed with he tried to prevent a mugging attempt.On Tuesday (20) night, Vinod tragically died when he attempted to foil a snatching attempt at his doorstep, in Pahalagama in the Gampaha District.According to reports, this is how the tragedy had taken place.

His wife and her friend were returning home from work on Tuesday (20) night.When his wife was close to their home, a couple in a motorbike approached them and attempted to snatch a handbag.According to Sri Lanka Police Rasika was waiting at the doorstep for his wife to return home, along with his father.The duo immediately attacked the motorcycle thieves, and also topple the two-wheeler onto the ground.During the tussle, the motorcycle rider attacked Rasika with a sharp weapon.The victim of the mugging attempt detailed her ordeal to News 1st's Naveksha Gunasekera who visited the scene of the crime on Wednesday (21)."A motorcycle crossed my path and one person attempted to snatch my bag.

I did not let go of my bag and they dragged me away with the bag. I have severe bruises all over my body. Then the strap snapped and the bag was back in my hands.

My colleague's father was on the street. She screamed and her father attacked the motorcycle. When we reached the site a massive brawl was taking place.

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