Postmortem of Kandakadu inmate reveals cause of death as blunt force trauma

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The postmortem report of the recent death of an inmate at the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre has revealed that the inmate had died due to blunt force trauma.

The deceased’s post-mortem examination was conducted at the Polonnaruwa District General Hospital today (05), which revealed that injuries had been inflicted upon the victim’s entire body.

While a report of the investigation was received by Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi today, the report is due be handed over to Minister of Justice Wijayadasa Rajapakshe tomorrow (06).

Four military personnel belonging to the Sri Lanka Army and the Sri Lanka Airforce were arrested over the death of the inmate on 02 July.

The Sergeants arrested, aged between 35 and 39, are believed to have served as counsellors at the Centre at the time of the incident.

Earlier this week, over 600 inmates escaped the Centre on Wednesday (29) after riots broke out with the Police following the suspicious death of an inmate.

Although the Army was later deployed to the scene, inmates refused to let them see the body of the deceased for hours, still in the midst of the chaos created.

The situation was, however, later brought under control.