Two Police officers suspended for negligence

Two Police officers suspended for negligence

Two Police officers suspended for negligence

Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara

06 Mar, 2015 | 10:01 am

Two officers of the Dummalasooriya Police station have been suspended.

Acting Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that they were suspended following the death of a suspect who was in police custody. The suspect had committed suicide by hanging himself inside the detention cell of the Dummalasooriya police station. The ASP said that the two officers, a sergeant and constable, have been accused of negligence.

The body of the suspect, a 38 year old, has been handed over to the relatives following a post-mortem examination. The police said that the suspect had been arrested on Wednesday night for assaulting his wife and stealing a gold necklace.

The Kuliyapitiya ASP has commenced investigations into the incident.

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