17-year-old detainee commits suicide at Pettah Police Station

 01/11/2018 - 09:13
10 reads

A 17-year-old detainee has committed suicide at the Pettah Police Station by hanging himself inside a cell.

Police said the teenager was arrested with a stock of cannabis last night at the Bastian Mawatha in Pettah. 

The suspect, a resident of Kirimanagama in Haputale, had allegedly used his own clothes as a noose to hang himself inside the cell he was locked-up in. 

The body of the teen has been placed at the Colombo National Hospital while investigations have been launched into the incident under the instructions of an ASP. 

news24.lk
News24
sri lanka news 24
24 news