Written by Zulfick Farzan
11 Jan, 2022 | 9:20 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); A 46-year-old woman had died after falling off the fifth floor of the building housing the Criminal Investigations Department in Colombo.
Sri Lanka Police said the woman was arrested by the CID for financial fraud.
Police Spokesperson SSP Attorney-at-Law Nihal Thalduwa told News 1st that the Special Investigations Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department had arrested the woman from Kalubowila on Monday (10) afternoon.
She was reportedly escorted to the 5th-floor washroom at 4 AM on Tuesday (11), where she had decided to jump off the washroom window.
She was seriously injured and rushed to the Colombo National Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, said the Police Spokesperson.
The deceased was identified as Rajapaksa Mudiyanselage Apsara Menike, a 46-year-old from Pannipitiya.
She was arrested by the CID for committing financial fraud to the tune of over Rs. 68 Million.
Sri Lanka Police said she was arrested for forging documents and impersonating another individual after the State Mortgage & Investment Bank filed a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department.
The arrest was made following a lengthy investigation by the Special Investigations Unit of the CID.
The suspect had defrauded poor women from Angoda, Rajagiriya, and Wellampitiya by using false names and telephone numbers.
Sri Lanka Police said the woman who formed loan societies and told the unsuspecting women that she can obtain a loan of Rs. 50,000/- for them from the State Mortgage & Investment Bank.
She had thereafter forged the documents prepared by the women and obtained loans from Rs. 400,000/- to Rs. 1.5 Mn, said Police.
She had provided the loan applicants with the Rs. 50,000/- and kept the rest of the money for herself, investigations revealed.
Sri Lanka Police said an investigation is underway led by an SSP to determine of the female police officers who were stationed for the suspects protection had neglected their duties.
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