A person killed while in police custody.

Friday, 22 March 2013 - 8:32

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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:

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The person who had died in the incident was a 58 year old resident of MaaAeliya in Polipithigama named W. M. Somaratne.

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The police media spokesman’s office told our news team that a proper report about the incident had not yet been received.