Bathiudeen named suspect in case over death of teen

Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen has been named as a suspect in the case over the death of a 16-year-old domestic worker at his residence. 

Meanwhile, the wife of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, his father-in-law, brother-in-law and and a broker have been ordered to be further remanded.

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court issued the order when the case was heard today.

The wife of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, his father-in-law and brother-in-law were arrested on 23 July 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. (Colombo Gazette)


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