The postmortem examination of the Peradeniya University student’s body has revealed that his death had resulted from suicide by hanging from a tree, police said.
The postmortem examination was carried out yesterday by Judiciary Medical Officer (JMO) Amal Wedasinghe of the Peradeniya University’s Medical Faculty.
The body of Arts Faculty student Dikowita Kankanamage Nishantha was found hanging from a tree close to the Marcus Fernando Hall.
He was the main witness in the 2011 case where freshers were said to have been ragged. The ragging resulted in three senior university students being expelled.
Nishantha who was a resident of Angunakolapelassa had left the university thereafter before completing his degree two years ago.
Meanwhile, his uncle had complained to the Peradeniya Police that Nishantha who was on his way to his home had gone missing on January 26. (Supun Dias)