The postmortem examination of a suspect who was arrested by the Matugama Police in connection with the possession of illicit liquor, and died in Police custody, has been confirmed as COVID-positive.
The suspect died upon admission to the Wettewa Hospital on the 22nd of August.
The 40 year old resident of Yatadolawatta, was being escorted to the Police Station, when he fell ill and was admitted to hospital.
The Judicial Medical Officer of the Nagoda General Hospital conducted the post mortem examination yesterday, where it was revealed that the individual died of COVID-pneumonia.
The post mortem report stated the individual did not sustain external or internal injuries.