Jun 25, 2020

Suspect & soldier commits suicide

A suspect has committed suicide while under custody at the Narahenpita police station.

The Police said the suspect had committed suicide by hanging himself with a lace cord inside his cell last night (24).

The 32-yr old, a resident of Hanwella, had been arrested yesterday on charges of financial fraud, after he was accused of forcefully demanding money from some women over a love affair.

Police say that the post mortem will be held today.

Soldier kills himselfMeanwhile, a 22 year-old soldier has committed suicide using his official weapon at the Polhengoda Army camp in Narahenpita.

According to the military spokesman - Brigadier Chandana Wickremesinghe, the offiicer had committed suicide at 06.00 pm yesterday (24).

Investigations are underway.