Five cops arrested over death of suspect further remanded

Five policemen arrested last month over the death of a suspect in the custody of the Peliyagoda police, have been further remanded till March 13.

Among those arrested was a Sub Inspector (SI). The police arrested the 41-year-old suspect in Nawagamuwa for having in his possession an illegal weapon, and had detained him at the Peliyagoda Police station.

A father of two, the suspect, a resident of Biyagama, had died after being admitted to the Colombo National Hospital after falling ill while he was being escorted to locate a hidden weapon. The man was charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

A post-mortem examination determined that the suspect died from dehydration or internal bleeding. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. This is the first instance, where the victim didn’t run away in the pretext of showing hidden weapons,which would ordinarily result in the police shooting to death.Medical Report also appears to be fair.


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