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* Suspects including MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife arrested over 16-year-old maid’s death to be produced in court today
Sat, Jul 24, 2021, 10:20 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 24, Colombo: Three suspects including MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife arrested by the police yesterday (23) in connection with the death of a 16-year-old girl will be produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court No. 2 this morning, Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said.

Police Friday arrested Shehabdeen Ayesha, wife of Rishad Bathiudeen, her father Mohammed Shehabdeen and Ponnaiah Pandaram alias Shankar, the broker who brought the girl to the MP’s residence in connection with the death of the 16-year-old maid, who died of burn injuries received while working at the former minister’s residence.

The suspects are to be further questioned after obtaining a 72-hour detention order under the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code after they are produced in court, the police spokesman said.

Meanwhile, the brother of Bathiudeen’s wife, who was arrested in connection with the rape of a 22 - year - old girl who had previously worked at the MP’s residence, will also be produced in court today, he said.

Jude Kumar Ishalini, a resident of Diyagama, Hatton, who was a servant in the house of former Minister Bathiudeen, was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital on July 03 with burn injuries. She died on July 15 while being treated in the intensive care unit.

Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG Attorney Ajith Rohana stated on Friday (July 23) that preliminary investigations have revealed that the girl had been sexually abused and that she had been taken to Colombo and employed as a servant.


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