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OIC of Pettah Police transferred over death of teen

The Officer In Charge (OIC) of the Pettah Police station has been transferred over the death of a teen at the Police station.

A 17 year old detainee committed suicide at the Pettah Police station on Thursday.

The Police said that the teen had committed suicide by hanging himself inside the cell at the Police station.

The OIC of the Police station has been transferred to Batticaloa pending ongoing investigations into the death of the teen. (Colombo Gazette)

4 Comments for “OIC of Pettah Police transferred over death of teen”

  1. police officer must interdicted forthwith, he must face court case and he must dismiss immediate.it is mistake of police officers in duty at the time,

    • Robert

      Sounds like staged suicide, after beating up

    • Rattapakse

      Do you really think it is a mistake?

      The teenager must have been killed by violent attack by the officers and then attempts are made to shown it as sucide? How it is possible to kill himself where they with other detainees in the same cell?

  2. ,ddd

    It is not possible for any suspect in Custody to commit suicide by hanging inside a cell.
    What does the post-mortem report say?
    Who arrested the suspect & for what?

    Who was the reserve Sergants in charge of the Charge Room that day?
    Who was the Duty Officer and Sergant in charge when the suspect was handedover to to the Reserve??

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