17-year-old detainee commits suicide at Pettah Police Station

Hang rope

A 17-year-old detainee has committed suicide at the Pettah Police Station by hanging himself inside a cell.

Police said the teenager was arrested with a stock of cannabis last night (10) at Bastian Mawatha in Pettah.

The suspect, a resident of Kirimanagama in Haputale, had allegedly used his own clothes as a noose to hang himself inside the cell he was locked-up in.

The body of the teen has been placed at the Colombo National Hospital while investigations have been launched into the incident under the instructions of an ASP.

(Ada Derana)