Inmate’s death: Jailor, two others interdicted

Three prison officers attached to the Kadugasara Open Prison Camp in Embilipitiya have been interdicted over the recent incident of the death of an inmate.

Prisons Commissioner (Administration and Rehabilitation) and Media Spokesman Chandana Ekanayake said the Jailor in charge of the Camp and two other officers have been suspended till the investigations into the incident are concluded. The Prisons Department has launched an investigation into the claims by the family members that Inmate Lalith Chaminda Hettige had been assaulted and killed.

The investigations are also on over the claims that the said officers contacted the daughter of the inmate and obtained money.

“The inmate was serving a four-year jail sentence at Matara Prison and he had been transferred to the Open Camp for agriculture related work.

He had died after admission to the hospital,” he told the media.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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