The body of a police officer who has persued a suspect in the Habarana-Puwak-pitiya area has been discovered while lying in a deserted well in the area.
Based on a tip which police had received an operation was launched by police at around 2.30 this morning in order to apprehend the suspect who had been evading a warrant.
The suspect had fled upon gaining wind that police had arrived.
However one of the police officers in the group had perused the suspect for a considerable distance.
Since the rest of the police officers had received no information regarding the suspect or the police officer who had trailed him, a separate operation was launched to locate the missing duo.
According to the Police Media Unit the deceased police officer is an are resident of the Galen-bindunu-wewa area, who had been serving attached to the Habarana police station.