17-year-old detainee commits suicide at Pettah Police Station

17-year-old detainee commits suicide at Pettah Police Station

January 11, 2018   07:56 am

A 17-year-old detainee has committed suicide at the Pettah Police Station by hanging himself inside a cell.

Police said the teenager was arrested with a stock of cannabis last night (10) 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. 

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