MSD woman constable collapses and dies while running

By Norman Palihawadana

A woman police constable attached to the Ministerial Security Division who collapsed during the morning five kilometre run with her colleagues on Wednesday died at the National Hospital later in the day.

According to a police source the victim Dharshani Kumari (26) a resident of Ekiriya, Hanguranketha had collapsed just about 100 metres from the finish line at Malay Street. She had been covering the distance during regular fitness sessions; he said, adding that she was a good sportswoman.

Parts of her body had been sent to the Government Analyst, while the post-mortem was also held yesterday.

Further inquiry will be held on June 30, according to the City Coroner’s office.

 "She was to get married in a few months’ time," a senior policeman said.

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