Sep 06, 2021

Bathiudeen, wife & father-in-law further remanded

MP Rishad Bathiudeen, his wife and the father-in-law were further remanded until September 17, today (6).

The order was issued by the Colombo Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya when the case regarding the death of a 16-year-old girl who was employed at the MPs Colombo residence as a domestic aide, was called up for examination on Monday (6).

Meanwhile, the MPs brother-in-law and the broker who are related to the incident were granted bail.

The body of 16-year-old Jude Kumar Ishalini, the domestic aide who died while employed at the residence of Ex-Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, was exhumed on 30th July, as per a court order.

A three3-member Panel of Experts was appointed to conduct the 02nd postmortem.

The members of the 03-member Expert Panel are:

01. Professor Jean Perera – Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo

02. Senior Lecturer Dr. Sameera Gunwardena – Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo

03. Dr. Prabhath Senasinghe – Consultant Judicial Medical Officer at the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital

Police arrested three suspects in connection with the death of the 16-year old girl at the Ex-Minister’s residence.

They are the Ex-Minister’s Wife, Father-in-Law, and a broker, Ponniah Bandaram alias Shankar, who has trafficked the girl for domestic work.

In addition, the brother-in-law of Ex-Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was arrested by Sri Lanka Police for committing rape.