The Police said the suspect had committed suicide by hanging himself with a lace cord inside his cell last night (24).
The 32-yr old, a resident of Hanwella, had been arrested yesterday on charges of financial fraud, after he was accused of forcefully demanding money from some women over a love affair.
Police say that the post mortem will be held today.
Soldier kills himselfMeanwhile, a 22 year-old soldier has committed suicide using his official weapon at the Polhengoda Army camp in Narahenpita.
According to the military spokesman - Brigadier Chandana Wickremesinghe, the offiicer had committed suicide at 06.00 pm yesterday (24).
Investigations are underway.