Pussellawa police officers suspended over death of detainee

Pussellawa police officers suspended over death of detainee

Pussellawa police officers suspended over death of detainee

Written by Staff Writer

18 Sep, 2016 | 1:32 pm

Two police officers have been suspended over the death of a detainee at the Pussellawa Police Station.

The office of the Police Media Spokesperson said that the services of the a sub inspector and a police constable, who were on duty last night, have been suspended over the incident.

An investigation has been launched into the incident under the supervision of the Superintendent of Police in Gampola. Police said that the suspect was arrested on Saturday after a warrant was issued by court.

Police added that the suspect had hanged himself using his shirt while in his cell last night. The deceased was a 32-year-old resident of Pussellawa.

The body of the deceased was taken to the Pussellawa Hospital.

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