Rishad’s wife, father-in-law and brother-in-law arrested

The wife of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, his father-in-law and brother-in-law have been arrested over two incidents of alleged rape and sexual abuse.

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)


  1. Savages.
    This report should not be an opportunity for anyone to decry Asian relations with the west, look at it for what it is:
    3 (for now) adults arrested over the rape and sexual abuse of a young girl. And now she is dead.
    May these animals get what they deserve, not what their bank account or social standing will allow them to get away with.
    (Seriously, parents ‘breed like rabbits’ so this is what they should expect?!! A mutilated, dead daughter at the hands of the wealthy? Those weren’t Westerners who went to jail!)

  2. Evolution must lead to democracy. Otherwise chaos and poverty in developing countries are inevitable.

    My question is, why parents have four or five children when they are very poor, instead of having one child. China implements right policies to improve the people’s lifestyle, but corrupt South Asian politicians will not make the right policies. In South Asia political leadership is a business, it is all about creating wealth. So people should do what is necessary to improve their lives, instead of relying on corrupt politicians. Instead of engaging in human biology to bear children, people should be held accountable for their actions. Why can’t they use condoms to prevent diseases and unwanted births?

    The problem is the South Asian countries have gained independence from the West, but those countries are following the Western political system. It does not work. The Western system was created for the people who developed their knowledge, not for the grassroots. China’s system is the only solution for the grassroots. Basically, almost every vote in India has been bribed. Fake democracy in India, but people are fooling themselves by thinking they are better off with the fake democracy. The West loves it because it helps to keep South Asia under the West.

    In the name of religious freedom and human rights, the West is deliberately increasing the population of developing countries. People will continue to fight against poverty and fight among themselves, because of limited employment opportunities, university admissions, and housing. This makes it easier for the foreign powers to divide and rule the people in the developing countries. The people need extra money to support their families, especially if they parents have five or six children. So the parents are forced to make money through illegal means, especially through corruption to look after their kids.

    Education loses its quality when educational institutions sell certificates for money and thus students lose their ability to think. South Asian universities are ranked low in the world, because of corruption. Plus developing countries are forced to depend on the Western countries for employment and financial assistance. It also facilitates the use of poor people in developing countries to undermine or assassinate the intellectuals and leaders of developing countries in order to impose Western interests. Billions of people around the world do not have the veto power in the UN Security Council to influence important decisions in the world. The majority of people are unable to win a gold medal or host the Olympics. But the West is promoting the population of developing countries for their own benefits.

  3. Why a 15 year old employed as a servant. Did deeper, more sinister information will surface. Confiscate the Passport of Rishad’s wife and her father. Do not release Rishad from prison, otherwise the whole case will flop.

    • We also heard 15 years old girl was sold for sex. If parents breed like rabbits, obviously poverty will force the parents to do anything to make money. If Rishad didn’t employ her, she also would have been sold for sex. Do not blame Rishad only but blame all the corrupt politicians who do not care about the people but making their own wealth. Tell me what Basil Rajapaksa knows better than Mahinda Rajapaksa when it comes to Finance? Basil doesn’t know better than Mahinda Rajapaksa, but Basil became a minister to look after himself. He wants a piece of pie, with a title ‘Finance Minister.’

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