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The police have begun investigations into the death of a suspect who was in police custody in Habarana, Police Spokesman SP Preshantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online. The relatives of the suspect allege that the police were involved in his death.

The suspect was arrested by the police afterwhich he the police say he allegedly committed suicide. Two other inmates were also in the same cell when the suspect had killed himself, SP Jayakody said

A magisterial inquiry will also be held, SP Jayakody added. (GS)


 

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  • Friday, 07 May 2010 07:02 PM

    The S.L. Police are never to be blamed - they are 'paragons' of virtue.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 04:24 AM

    My, what a lot of people commit suicide in police custody...is it going to be the norm, where we have become immune to these kind of atrocious fabrications? How sad.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 11:12 AM

    As usual, the decision has already been made!! why then investigations??

    Friday, 07 May 2010 11:14 AM

    HOW MANY HAVE DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 05:58 AM

    ANY ONE SURPRISED?.THIS IS SRI LANKA,THE LAWLESS CRIME JUNGLE.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 12:01 PM

    if he wanted to commit suicide why wait till he get arrested. the police better find some new method's in making stories

    Friday, 07 May 2010 12:13 PM

    POLICE INVESTIGATING POLICE... THE OTHER 2 SUSPECT WILL NOT GIVE THE CORRECT STORY AS LONG AS THEY WILL BE THERE... ALSO THE OIC AND OFFICERS CONCERNED SHOULD BE SUSPENDED UNTILL INVESTIGATIONS ARE OVER

    Friday, 07 May 2010 12:13 PM

    This is a very serious trend for so many prisoners to die in Police custody especially by hanging. Nobody has learnt lessons to prevent this e.g not to let them have items for self harm like sheets, shoe laces, sharp implements Risk assessments made as to the suicidal tendencies, mental state, Better observation, etc. The officer in-charge at the time should be disciplined.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 12:55 PM

    Pathetic if same rule applies for innocent. But when suspects of murders in number and child-killers died during investigations, what do we have to say?

    Friday, 07 May 2010 03:12 PM

    Sri Lanka has become a backwater State

    Friday, 07 May 2010 03:45 PM

    This explanation sounds bogus. How did he die? Did he bang his head on the wall while the 'other inmates' sat there watching?


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