Update: Suspect found dead in Thiruppane police cell

Update: Suspect found dead in Thiruppane police cell

Update: Suspect found dead in Thiruppane police cell

Written by Staff Writer

03 Sep, 2015 | 8:58 am

A suspect who was under the custody of the Thirappanne police had died in a jail cell after hanging himself.

The suspect was arrested last afternoon, on charges of possessing illegal liquor.

Police media spokesperson, ASP Ruwan Gunesekera said that the body lays unclaimed. The suspect had killed himself by hanging himself at the jail cell with the use of his sarong between 1 am to 3 am this on Thursday, September 03 morning.The 44 year old deceased was a resident of Eppawela.

He added that that an investigation has been launched into the death of the detainee, under the directives of the ASP of the relevant police division.

Meanwhile another report emerged of an inmate hanging himself inside a jail cell of the Welikada prison on the 27th of last month.

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