7 police officers attached to the Kanda-katiya police remanded over the death of a youth while in custody. - Video
The 7 police officers attached to the Badulla – Kanda- Katiya police who were arrested over the death of a youth in custody for illegal treasure hunting have been remanded until the 23rd of this month.
A senior police officer stated that a sub inspector, 4 constables and a civil defence officer were arrested.
During the post mortem it was revealed that the youth died due to internal damage to organs following an assault.
Police media spokespersons office stated that the identification parade will be held on the 16th of this month.
An 18 year old resident of Meegaha-kivula was arrested on the 7th and died while in remand custody.