It has been reported to our news team that a person arrested by the Polpithigama Police had died at the Polpithigama hospital at noon yesterday.
In a raid the police carried out day-before-yesterday at the MaaAeliya – Banti Junction in Polpithigama on a tip-off of production of illicit alcohol, the person concerned had been arrested along with another person.
A person who was present on the occasion told our news team as follows:
The person who had died in the incident was a 58 year old resident of MaaAeliya in Polipithigama named W. M. Somaratne.
The police media spokesman’s office told our news team that a proper report about the incident had not yet been received.