Pugoda OIC interdicted over death of a youth

2020-10-18 at 09:10

Former Officer in-Charge of the Pugoda Police Station has been interdicted over the death of a youth, while in Police custody.

Acting Police Media Spokesman Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana said eight suspects including a Police Sergeant has been arrested over the incident.

The DIG said a special investigation is underway, led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, under the purview of the Gampaha District Senior Superintendent of Police.

He noted the suspects will be produced before Court today.

The 21-year-old fell ill while in Police custody and died upon admission to the Ragama Hospital.

The relatives of the youth claim that Police officers and a several others assaulted him while in custody.

Accordingly Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramaratne has ordered a special investigation to be conducted.