A suspect was killed when he jumped from the crime branch room of the Galle police while he was being questioned for taking away a gold chain belonging to a 4 year old boy, Southern Province DIG Kingsley Ekanayake said.
He was caught by several men in the Galle Bus Stand and was handed over to the police. The police took him to the crime branch which is situated in the second floor of the Galle police building.
The 60 year old victim was a resident of Elpitiya and was wanted by the police for several chain robberies, he said. He succumbed to his injuries while he was receiving treatment at the Karapitiya General Hospital.
DIG Ekanayake said that a special probe is being conducted by the police by appointing an ASP, as the suspect died while he was in police custody. (Supun Dias)
Comments - 18
nihal Monday, 28 February 2011 09:25 AM
Public should take this serious and protest against brutal act of police. If you scold against any police cos. this will be the result
Konde bendapu china Monday, 28 February 2011 09:50 AM
now man is dead who can tell us the truth
suraj Monday, 28 February 2011 09:53 AM
jumped to his death over a robbery of a Gold chain? that can't be, he may have been pushed by some out sider who happened to be going thro' the 2nd floor of the Police Station.
Annabel Micheleys Monday, 28 February 2011 10:41 AM
ha ha...what about Apeee Rathharan from down south?
gona Monday, 28 February 2011 07:39 PM
Idiot Monday, 28 February 2011 10:51 AM
Un official Capital punishment for robbery?
spark Monday, 28 February 2011 11:15 AM
When the President and Ministers are all arrogance and indisciplined what can u expect from the others.
Cobra Monday, 28 February 2011 11:21 AM
...and case closed!!!
adahan Tuesday, 01 March 2011 01:51 AM
The usual reason whether you like it or not. God knows pushed or pushed himself.
lakmal Monday, 28 February 2011 12:43 PM
Install CCTV systems at every police stations to counter these.
Sam Monday, 28 February 2011 08:16 AM
No man is guilty unless proven by a court of justice. Sri Lankan police is hopless!!.this is terrible.this sounds very worrying for whoever gets arrested.
Loki Monday, 28 February 2011 08:10 AM
Jumped or pushed?
Abdul Wahid Monday, 28 February 2011 08:18 AM
The sound does not look like jump, presumed pushed from the top floor. Well this is usual drama of our department. please public do not ever take this serious.
Dee Monday, 28 February 2011 08:41 AM
yeah... jumped to death over a gold chain???? Investigate the investigators!
NAL Monday, 28 February 2011 08:52 AM
Only "haal messo" are caught in police net whilst a Murderer cum MP getting released. Kool system!
Nihal Fernando Monday, 28 February 2011 08:55 AM
Whoever enters such places from the door always comes out of the window. .
Royalist Monday, 28 February 2011 08:52 AM
A 60 year old man beat the cops to the high jump... beats me!
pj Monday, 28 February 2011 09:10 AM
Colombo has been ranked as one of the ten worst cities to live in the world. Please someone rank our notorious Police - Servants of the powerful and the Political thugs too !!
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