Indian national in remand dies in Wariyapola hospital

By Vyshnavy Velrajh

An Indian national who was in remand custody has died after being admitted to the Wariyapola hospital.

Prisons spokesman Chandana Ekanayake told Colombo Gazette that the suspect had been arrested for allegedly damaging a statue of lord Buddha in Kuliyapitiya recently.

He had been remanded and detained at the Wariyapola prison over the charges.

Ekanayake said the suspect had suffered from a chest pain and breathing difficulties while at the prison last night.

He said the man had died after being admitted to the Wariyapola hospital.

The Prisons spokesman said the body of the deceased has been placed at the Wariyapola hospital for a PCR test to be conducted.

The victim has been identified as a 45-year-old Indian national. (Colombo Gazette)

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