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Man dies in police cell: SI, PC suspended

18 September 2016 12:11 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The death of a 30-year-old man while in police custody has resulted in a Sub Inspector and a Police constable attached to the Pussellawa Police Station to be suspended from duties.

Kaviraj Ravichandran, a resident of Pussellawa was arrested on a warrant issued by the Helboda Court on September 17 and was later reported to have committed suicide by hanging inside the prison cell.

The Gampola Police Superintendent has launched an investigation into the incident.

Police said the SI and the constable were on night duty at the time the incident was said to have happened. They had been faulted for failing to keep the man under observation while he was in the police cell.

The cause of the death would be determined on the basis of the magisterial inquiry and the postmortem examination.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 13

  • Dayawathie Sunday, 18 September 2016 06:55 PM

    IGP's advice was to bend the law not to break the law. Remember ?. Gahanna namuth maranna epa.

    r86 Monday, 19 September 2016 05:34 PM

    Gota will be behind all sri lankans.. via DM Android App

    S.P.Ramkumar Sunday, 18 September 2016 08:10 PM

    without proper magisterial inquiry no one can conclude, However this situation J.M.O help need to police to come out from issue. This the JMO's power.

    pras Monday, 19 September 2016 08:57 AM

    MR time he would have been shred to pieces now all quiet under Ranil. welcome to yahapalanaya via DM Android App

    WITNESS PROTECTION Monday, 19 September 2016 11:10 AM

    Govt to work out a mechanism (in such cases) to not to disclose the identity of the JMO. IF not possibly the JMO will be noted and given a hard time (by - you know who ! )

    daily boru Monday, 19 September 2016 11:16 AM

    Old habits never die. They think that MARA is still ruling the country.

    Nimal Monday, 19 September 2016 11:59 AM

    it is yahapalanaya?

    asela Sunday, 18 September 2016 01:27 PM

    he hung and died or killed an hung via DM Android App

    may Sunday, 18 September 2016 01:29 PM

    may be a planned murder via DM iOS App

    Perers Sunday, 18 September 2016 01:40 PM

    The latter is the SL police protocol.

    rosebud Sunday, 18 September 2016 01:44 PM

    Mr IGP what have got to say about the state of your police force You have a long road ahead to put your house in order. The public are waiting for the police force to serve them rather than the other way around. via DM Android App

    hafildeen Sunday, 18 September 2016 03:12 PM

    This is to be investigated thoroughly because it is too early to trust our Police.

    shanthapriya Monday, 19 September 2016 03:02 PM

    GOTA behind this definitely

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