OIC of Pettah Police transferred over death of teen

The Officer In Charge (OIC) of the Pettah Police station has been transferred over the death of a teen at the Police station.

A 17 year old detainee committed suicide at the Pettah Police station on Thursday.

The Police said that the teen had committed suicide by hanging himself inside the cell at the Police station.

The OIC of the Police station has been transferred to Batticaloa pending ongoing investigations into the death of the teen. (Colombo Gazette)