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Sunday, 26 February 2017 - 19:35
5 Officers of Peliyagoda Police arrested over the death of a suspect while in custody
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5 Police Officers including a Sub Inspector and 4 Constables at the Peliyagoda Police have been arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division over the death of a suspect while in custody of the Peliyagoda Police.

Police Media Spokesperson DIG Priyantha Jayakody stated that the suspects will be put forward for an identification parade.

IGP Pujith Jayasundara requested relevant officials to conduct an immediate investigation in to the incident.

The Wife of the deceased said that her husband had been taken away by a group which identified themselves to be from the Peliyagoda Police stating that a statement needs to be obtained.

The Police had later stated that the suspect, an asthma patient, had suffered a seizure due to asthma, resulting in his death and his body was placed at the hospital.

The deceased had been arrested following a statement given by another individual who was charged over the theft of a motor vehicle.

Reports have shown that the deceased had died following a blow to the head using a blunt object.

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