Mental patient dies after being restrained

By Ciril Wimalasurendra

Kandy – A mental patient who turned violent at the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital was brought under control by a group of other patients on Monday(30).

But the patient died later in the ward, according Peradeniya police who are conducting investigations.

The deceased was identified as M. Podimahattaya (65) from Bulathkohupitiya in the Kegalla district.

Police said a magisterial inquiry had been held and a postmortem examination ordered.

Investigations are conducted by Acting OIC Peradeniya police station IP S. B. Gannewa on the directors of seminar DIG, H. N. B. Ambanwala and ASP E. W. Rajapaksa.

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