A person had reportedly died whereas within the custody of the Panamure Police early this morning (17).
A lot of folks had gathered on the police station, claiming the person had died after being assaulted. Site visitors on the Kolonna – Embilipitiya street has additionally been disrupted as a result of scenario, stories add.
Talking in Parliament, minister of Public Safety Sarath Weerasekara had rejected this declare.
He knowledgeable Parliament at present that the person that had died had been usually accused of assaulting his spouse and daughter.
“The daughter of the person had filed a grievance on Nov. 12 that her father had injured her after assaulting her with a wood membership. The person had gone lacking since then, and was arrested solely final evening (16).
He was additionally discovered to be severely hooked on medication,” the Minister added.
The person had tried to hold himself in his cell however had died regardless of being discovered by law enforcement officials whereas being taken to be hospitalized, he additional famous.
The minister emphasised there isn’t a connection between this man and yesterday’s rally of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya and the claims levelled towards the police are blatant falsehoods.
In the meantime, it’s stated that two law enforcement officials have been interdicted on this regard.