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Prisoner commits suicide

A remand prisoner in the Chilaw Prison had allegedly committed suicide by hanging on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Jesunathan Niskan J. Kanthan, 28, a resident of Wattakkalliya, Chilaw.

He had been arrested by Excise Officers on November 3 for keeping with him narcotics.

He had been produced before the Chilaw Magistrate’s Court on November 4 and fined Rs. 10,000.

He had been remanded for non-payment of the fine. His mother said she had doubts about the death. The body has been taken to the Chilaw Hospital for the postmortem. Chilaw police are investigating.