Sri Lanka arrests 4 navy personnel in reference to rehab centre demise

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ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka arrested 4 milliary personnel in reference to the suspicious demise of a detainee of the Kandakadu Drug Rehabilitation Centre, Polonnaruwa the place a mass escape came about not too long ago, police media reported.

In keeping with a press launch by the police, two military officers and two air pressure officers have been arrested on June 01.

The navy personnel labored as assistant advisors within the Centre.

They have been scheduled to look within the Polonnaruwa Justice of the Peace Court docket on Sunday, June 03.

The press launch said that police had discovered a thick electrical wire and two bamboo canes which have been allegedly used to beat the deceased, in response to the suspects’ statements.

The youthful brother and associates of the deceased had recognized the physique.

The autopsy to find out the reason for demise will likely be performed on Thursday 07 June, the press launch said.

Police sources confirmed that out of the practically 700 detainees who had escaped the Centre on Wednesday 29 June, round 28 extra have been to be arrested.

The Welikanda Police and Military personnel are working collectively to spherical up the remaining detainees, however the Centre has come beneath hearth for its heavy militarisation amongst different issues.

Associated: Sri Lanka Human Rights Fee probing rehabilitation centre mass escape

The Human Rights Fee of Sri Lanka is at present conducting an investigation into the mass escape.

Critics are demanding a clear investigation course of, alleging that the incident will likely be swept beneath the rug as a result of navy connections of the establishment. (Colombo/Jul03/2022)

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