Inmate escapes from Karapitiya hospital
The inmate who was admitted to the Karapitiya Hospital for treatment after attempting to hang himself inside the Bussa Prison, escaped from the prison guards this morning (16), the Galle SP's Office said.
The victim, a resident of Polwatta, Weligama, was jailed for assault and manslaughter.
When the inmate tried to commit suicide by hanging himself in Ward D of the Prison on the morning of the 14th, the prison authorities immediately rescued him and admitted him to the Karapitiya Hospital.
According to a Prison official, the inmate was admitted to the hospital under the protection of two prison guards.
Prison officials and a special police team have launched an investigation to find the escaped prisoner.