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

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

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