Son of businessman dies in fatal jump

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Feb 26 2021
News Son of businessman dies in fatal jump

By Chamara Amarasuriya

The son of a well-known businessman who was being treated for a mental illness at Durdans Hospital in Colombo 3 had escaped from his hospital room situated on the 10th floor and jumped to his death at dawn yesterday, sources said.

Police said the victim was 31 years old. The incident had taken place around 3 a.m. and the body of the  youth was found on the fifth floor of the Hospital.

A probe into the death has been initiated by Kollupitiya Police. The body has been sent to the National Hospital for the post-mortem.

Meanwhile, several parties were levelling allegations against the Hospital management over its lackadaisical approach and failure to prevent the youth who was receiving treatment for a mental illness from ending his life.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Feb 26 2021

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