The Police said that the wife and father-in-law of the Parliamentarian and a broker were arrested over the death of a 16-year-old girl at his residence in Colombo. The broker had introduced the child to the family.
Meanwhile, the MP’s brother-in-law was arrested over allegations of sexually abusing a 22-year-old domestic worker at the residence of the MP between 2015-2019.
The girl had claimed she was sexually abused twice by the MP’s brother-in-law.
Police Spokesman, Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that the suspects were arrested following extensive investigations.
The 16-year-old girl was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital with severe burn injuries on 3rd July and a few days later she succumbed to her injuries.
The postmortem report on the girl had revealed that there were signs of chronic vaginal penetration.
Attorney General (AG) Sanjaya Rajaratnam had yesterday appointed a team to overlook the investigations and court proceedings into the death of the 16-year-old girl.
Statements had also been recorded from her school Principal and Vice Principal.
The Police said that statements had also been recorded from the family and others linked to the girl. (Colombo Gazette)