Five cops arrested over death of suspect further remanded

Five policemen arrested last month over the death of a suspect in the custody of the Peliyagoda police, have been further remanded till March 13.Among those arrested was a Sub Inspector (SI). The police arrested the 41-year-old suspect in Nawagamuwa for having in his possession an illegal weapon, and had detained him at the Peliyagoda Police station. A father of two, the suspect, a resident of Biyagama, had died after being admitted to the Colombo National Hospital after falling ill while he was being escorted to locate a hidden weapon. The man was charged with illegal possession of a firearm. A post-mortem examination determined that the suspect died from dehydration or internal bleeding. (Colombo Gazette)

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