Another suspect found hanging in police cell

By Madura Ranwala

 A 38-year-old suspect who was arrested on Tuesday night by the Ja-Ela police was found dead inside the police cell in the early hours of yesterday.

 The Police Media Unit said that the suspect, a drug addict, had been arrested by the police for robberies in the area.

 He had committed suicide inside the cell using the cord of the pair of shorts he was wearing. There had been two suspects inside the cell but they had been asleep at the time of the incident, PMU said.

The body of the suspect was taken to the Ja-Ela hospital for a post mortem examination.

The deceased was identified as Sameera Pathirana of Ekala, Ja-Ela.

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