Suspect dies after jumping from Police jeep
A person who had been taken into police custody died on Saturday
after being admitted to hospital with serious injuries.
The victim was identified as A.A. David of Siyambalagahawatte,
Pepiliyawala who had been serving in the Sri Lanka Army for about ten
According to police sources the person had been taken into police
custody on Friday night while he was allegedly causing inconvenience to
residents and motorists at Pepiliyawala junction under the influence of
While he was being taken to the police station he has jumped from the
moving police Jeep at the Kirindiwela town. The police had admitted the
suspect to the Radawana hospital with head injuries. Later he was
transferred to Colombo General hospital where he died on Saturday.
Pugoda acting Magistrate D.A.P. Weeraratne ordered the police to
produce a report regarding the incident. Gampaha police are conducting
further inquiries into the incident.