Man jumps to death from hospital

A man jumped to his death from the Hambantota hospital today, the Hambantota police said.

He had jumped from the top floor of the hospital and succumbed to his injuries.

The police said that the 70 year old man was in hospital under police custody over a rape incident.

He was receiving treatment in hospital for injuries suffered during an assault. investigations into his death are underway. (Colombo Gazette)