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Tuesday May 17th, 2022
Crime

Sri Lankan woman dies after jumping out of CID building while in custody

ECONOMYNEXT – A 47-year-old Sri Lankan woman arrested for long term financial fraud died after she jumped out of a fifth-floor window of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) building in Colombo at 4.30am Tuesday (11), mere hours before she was scheduled for a court appearance.

The woman had been arrested by the CID Monday afternoon for financial fraud amounting to 68,340,000 rupees. While in custody at the CID premises, she had been escorted to the bathroom, where she climbed out a window and fell to her death, police said. It is unclear if she meant to die by suicide or attempted an escape. She was then rushed to the Colombo National Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The woman, allegedly from the Kottawa area, had been evading arrest since 2017, police said.

Police Spokesperson SSP Nihal Thalduwa said that the deceased had established a foundation that purported to Sri Lankan women who needed loans. She would then use fake identities and forged documents in order to obtain bigger loan amounts from the National Mortgage Bank on behalf of those who joined her foundation, and pocket the profit. The Media Division added that she had hidden out in the Angoda, Rjagiriya and Wellampitiya areas.

“We had been getting complaints from the National Mortgage Bank since 2017 and we have been conducting investigations since that time. She was using fake names and IDs, changing SIM cards and doing all manner of things to avoid arrest, so we weren’t able to find her for all this time,” said Thalduwa. (Colombo/Jan11/2022)

 

 

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  1. Kumar says:

    Here go again. Did she really jump out of the same floor where many others had jumped out in the past. She may have named names before jumping out of that window.

  2. bindu says:

    She should have been in parliament.

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  1. Kumar says:

    Here go again. Did she really jump out of the same floor where many others had jumped out in the past. She may have named names before jumping out of that window.

  2. bindu says:

    She should have been in parliament.