A gangster has died while under the custody of the Police Special Task Force (STF).
According to the Police, the suspect had been charged with murder and was placed under STF custody.
The suspect is reported to have died after falling into a quarry pit in Nawagamuwa.
According to reports, the suspect has been identified as underworld member Shirar alias Thuwan.
He is reportedly involved in several murders, including the murder of the Angoda Pradeshiya Sabha member Sumudu Rukshan.
Thuwan is said to have died after falling into a quarry when he was taken by the STF to find hidden weapons in the Korathota area in Kaduwela. (NewsWire)