One of the suspects in the murder of a policeman at Modera in Moratuwa jumped into the Bolgoda River this morning (Oct. 04) and died, police said.
Moratuwa police arrested six men, including three members of the same family, over the killing yesterday.
The PC was among a group of police who had gone to settle a dispute, when he was fatally cut with swords.
Among them arrested suspects was Lalith Prasanna alias ‘Kondaya’, who had accompanied a team of police to the river to show a murder weapon, a sword.
The suspect had pushed a policeman into the river and jumped after him.
The policeman is in serious condition at Colombo South General Hospital in Kalubowila.