Tamil Diplomat

Man sustaining burn injuries in temporary police-cell die in Hospital

A suspect who was detained in the temporary cell of Nelliyadi Police had sustained burn injuries and succumbed to his injuries in The Teaching Hospital Jaffna, where he was transferred from Manthihai hospital for further treatment.

It was accused that, the negligence of the police officers is the cause for this death and a special police team is making inquiries on this death.

Police say that he self immolated but no details had been provided as to how the victim came in possession of Kerosene and box of matches to commit the act.