A Police Sergeant died by suicide at a guard post in front of the house of the Tangalle DIG, Police Spokesman, SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.
According to Police, the officer stationed at the post had gone to collect fuel, and handed over his duties to the Sergeant temporarily.
The deceased was a 46-year-old resident of Weeraketiya. (AK)
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