The JMO of the Karapitiya Hospital, Dr L.H. Dhammi Gunasekera, giving evidence before the Colombo High Court in the Khuram Sheik’ murder trial on Monday, said that his examination of Victoria Alexandria, the girlfriend of Khuram Sheik showed that she had recently been raped and sexually assaulted by the assailants.
Dr. Gunasekera giving evidence before High Court Judge Rohini Walgama led by State Counsel Thusith Mudalige said that on December 25, 2011 she examined Alexandria at the ICU at Karapitiya Hospital while the she was being prepared for emergency surgery for a fractured skull.
The doctor said she noticed serious injuries on the victim’s head which needed quick attention. She said if immediate surgery had not been carried out, the victim would have died as her skull had been fractured.
The doctor said that Alexandria was conscious. She said Alexandria had difficulty in breathing and was given oxygen.
Doctor Gunasekera said tat because of Alexandria’s grievous state she had examined her with extreme care and recorded everything Alexandria told her in English about what happened around midnight on December 24 at a Christmas Party at the Tangalle resort.
She said that Alexandria had told her that she and Sheik had been on the dance floor. After some time she realised that Sheik was missing. She had gone in search of him and found him lying on the ground.
Then some people had grabbed her; she had struggled to free herself but then lost consciousness.
When she regained consciousness she had found herself in the hotel.
The doctor said that Alexandria told her that she had then noticed that her underwear had been removed while she was unconscious.
The doctor said that she had observed several serious injuries on the victim’s head which the doctor had described in her report to court.
Dr Gunasekera said the neurologist who had examined the victim had said in his report that injuries on head were serious and unless emergency surgery were performed she would succumb to her injuries.
Dr Gunasekera said the injuries would have been caused by forceful blows with blunt instruments or glass bottles.
She said that there was an injury on the victim’s bosom that was due to a bite of a human. The doctor said that in forensic studies it had been observed that in many instances rape victims had been bitten by their assailants.
She said the wound on the left bosom was a contusion which would have been caused by a forceful blow with a blunt instrument. She said the injuries had probably been inflicted about 24 hours before she examined the victim. The injuries on the private parts of the victim could have been caused by blunt instruments or by forceful squeezing of those areas, the doctor said.
She said there were traces of soil, grass and sand on the private parts of the victim. She said such dirt was found in the private parts after having sex on grassy plots. She said two wounds had damaged the hymen of the victim. In conclusion, the doctor said the victim had been subjected to sexual assault and rape.
The accused Obadage Lahiru Kelum, Saman Deshapriya, former Tangalle PS chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana, M. Sarath alias Sahan, and S. Prageeth Chaturanga were indicted by the Attorney General for causing the murder of the Briton Khuram Sheik and committing gang rape on his Russian girlfriend Victoria Alexandria on the Christmas eve 2012 at a Tangalle resort.
Comments - 24
RPP Wednesday, 14 May 2014 06:36 AM
That's too good.for this set of animals. They should be burned live publicly.
George Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:24 PM
Minimum of 20 years for aggravated rape and murder. This will not happen if President interferes.
maneesha Wednesday, 14 May 2014 06:56 AM
and we pride ourselves on our culture and values!!!
BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:37 AM
All of those bastards are on bail, thanks to Palitha and Mohan.
BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 15 May 2014 02:42 AM
Only recently. the benevolent President of this country gave pardon to the criminals of Chandralekha's case.
indi Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:24 AM
I think their bosses should take part of the responsibility for giving them power and courage.
CP Thursday, 15 May 2014 08:55 AM
Once Hon minister Dinesh Gunawardena said in parliament answering a question raised by a member of the opposition that no "Rape" has taken place. Was he lying or trying to hide the truth?
Dulan Wednesday, 14 May 2014 02:38 AM
Good to see such fearless honest doctors
bobby Wednesday, 14 May 2014 02:48 AM
Well with all the evidence the prosecution seems to have a ironclad case. but since this is SL never sure what the outcome would be
Cobra Wednesday, 14 May 2014 02:59 AM
[quote name="bobby"]Well with all the evidence the prosecution seems to have a ironclad case. but since this is SL never sure what the outcome would be[/quote] The dragging of this case worries us and going by the past the culprits may escape being indicted and punished as they are govt. people!
Public Wednesday, 14 May 2014 03:19 AM
This is what she has been telling to the world repeatedly for all this times. Now all the wounds may have healed.
manpei Wednesday, 14 May 2014 03:50 AM
The mental wounds will never heal. These people are animals and an insult to man kind.
ANTON Wednesday, 14 May 2014 04:16 AM
WILL THESE PS MEMBERS ALSO BE SENT TO SINGAPORE FOR TREATMENTS.
Apsara Wednesday, 14 May 2014 04:23 AM
If it was in Saudi, the cuplrits would have been executed long back.
ala Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:22 AM
Animals , all who are protecting these criminals in the so called dharmad dveepa.
Jason Wednesday, 14 May 2014 11:09 AM
SET AN EXAMPLE AND EXECUTE THE WHOLE LOT OF THEM!!!
THE WHOLE COUNTRY WANTS JUSTICE FOR THE DISGRACE THEY HAVE BROUGHT TO OUR NATION!
yahoo massager Wednesday, 14 May 2014 05:01 AM
It took three years to come up with all this, Its time for justice and some work for the hangman. WE WANT A CRIME FREE SRI LANKA- USA.
Mohamed Wednesday, 14 May 2014 05:04 AM
"she had recently been raped" ??? did this happened recently? or in 2011
OXOP Wednesday, 14 May 2014 05:22 AM
BOKO HARAM of Sri Lanka. While condemning the atrocities in far away countries, GOSL offering their blessings to these scums, who should be away from the society forever.
shan Wednesday, 14 May 2014 05:31 AM
Time is ripe for introduction of the Capital Punishment.
Nanasiri Wednesday, 14 May 2014 11:55 AM
Great evidence. Murderers and rapists should not have a place in our country.
KD Wednesday, 14 May 2014 05:43 AM
Hang the bastards in public!
asoka Wednesday, 14 May 2014 05:43 AM
Still most of Doctors are honest...but the problem is the Clowns in the judiciary system...they might walk scot free as the judiciary work as the regime want...
Indunil Gunatillake Wednesday, 14 May 2014 05:48 AM
Hats off for the Doctor!!
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