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Six youths arrested for stabbing teen over TikTok video remanded

Six youths who were arrested in connection with the murder of a teenager, following a dispute over a video posted on the popular social media platform TikTok, were remanded until 7 January, when the suspects were produced before the Colombo Additional Magistrate yesterday (5). 

A 17-year-old was stabbed to death at Madampitiya in Grandpass on Monday (3) evening by a group of youths known to him. 

According to reports, the teenager and two of his friends had been travelling along the Wellampitiya Road heading towards the Randiya Uyana Housing Scheme at Henamulla, when the perpetrators approached him from behind and stabbed him with a sharp object.

The victim had succumbed to injuries after being admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following the attack.

A dispute with the deceased regarding a video on the social media platform had led to the stabbing incident.