A prisoner commits suicide in Kaluthara prison


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A suspect accused in connection with narcotics has committed suicide by hanging himself inside the Kalutara prison.

The police media spokesman’s office said that the suspect had hanged himself using a shoe lace.

The suspect was scheduled to be produced before the Moratuwa Magistrate’s Court today.

A celebration in view of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year had also been held at the Kalutara Prison on behalf of prisoners yesterday.

Reports say that this suspect had participated in the New Year celebration.

However the police media spokesman’s office said that the suspect had committed suicide by hanging himself inside the prison laundry after the New Year celebration.

The person thus killed was a 44 year old resident of Moratuwa.

While his body is kept at the Nagoda hospital, the post mortem is scheduled to be held today.

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