Elderly man’s body found hanging from margosa tree | Daily News

Elderly man’s body found hanging from margosa tree

The body of an elderly man clad in trouser and shirt was found hanging from a margosa tree near the Galle private bus stand on the banks of the Modi canal close to Samanala bridge, yesterday morning.

The body was tied with nylon cord. Galle Inquirer into Sudden Deaths Mahesh Dharmarathna who held the inquiry into the death ordered the police to refer the case for a magisterial inquiry.

Galle SOCO Police who detected the body could not trace any document to establish the identity of the deceased. The Inquirer into Sudden Deaths stated that the victim was about 70 years of age.

The police are conducting investigations into the death to ascertain whether it is a crime or a suicide.