Pettah OIC transferred over suicide of 17 year old detainee
January 13, 2018 03:20 pm
The Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Pettah Police Station has been transferred with immediate effect in relation to the suicide of a 17 year old detainee at the Pettah Police Station.
Accordingly the OIC has been transferred to the Batticaloa Police Station under the instructions of the IGP and the Naitonal Police Commission.
A 17-year-old detainee committed suicide at the Pettah Police Station by hanging himself inside a cell on January 11.
Police said the teenager was arrested with a stock of cannabis earlier this month, at Bastian Mawatha in Pettah.
The suspect, a resident of Kirimanagama in Haputale, had allegedly used his own clothes as a noose to hang himself inside the cell he was locked-up in.
The body of the teen has been placed at the Colombo National Hospital while investigations have been launched into the incident under the instructions of an ASP.