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Another ex-domestic aide at MP Bathiudeen’s house claims she suffered sexual harassment

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Investigations disclosed that three of the eleven women who had served as domestic workers at MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s residence in Colombo since 2010, have died.

The Police launched investigations following the death of the 16-year-old girl who recently died of burn injuries while working at the residence last month.

Following the investigations, the police said that 11 women including the 16-year –old girl had worked as domestic aides at Bathiudeen’s residence between 2010 and 2021.

Then, the special investigation teams were deployed to record statements from the women who had previously worked there.

The Police had earlier said the same broker who brought the 16-year-old girl to the MP’s house was instrumental in bringing the other women too to the residence.

It is learnt that in addition to the teenage girl, another woman who had worked there earlier had died due to an ailment (cancer), while another woman is reported to have committed suicide after she had left the MP’s residence.

Police said they have recorded statements from eight women till date.

 Meanwhile, Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon said following the questioning of those women, a 29-year old woman told the police that she too was sexually abused while working at MP Bathiudeen's house.

Police are conducting further investigations into those incidents.

The wife, father-in-law of former Minister Bathiudeen, the broker were arrested and remanded in connection with the death of the 16-year old girl, while the 44-year old brother-in-law of the former minister was arrested and remanded over the alleged rape of a 22-year-old woman who served as a domestic aide at the MP’s residence.(DSB)

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  • Dee Sunday, 01 August 2021 09:45 PM

    Now this will be 'trending' . Next even chauffeurs will say they were molested by the madam.

    Lal Monday, 02 August 2021 09:03 AM

    Drama drama. Drama drama. After 10 years all these girls are like VVIP. p

    Jacoob after 10 years Monday, 02 August 2021 11:55 AM

    Hmm.. After 10 years, you would go easy on a rape case .. sounds good for you ...

    karu Monday, 02 August 2021 12:43 PM

    VVIP.p????? Shows the level of respect you have for women. Let the law do its job.

    ding ding bell Monday, 02 August 2021 10:32 AM

    was he XXX Minister?

    Arnold Monday, 02 August 2021 10:44 AM

    Typical Harvey Weinstein/Bill Cosby type of a drama. It wont be be a shock if a thousand women claim the same. This is easy money, you know.

    Anthony Monday, 02 August 2021 08:48 PM

    don't talk crap

    tom Monday, 02 August 2021 12:11 PM

    Bathiudeen family shamelessly harassed, cruelly treated these innocent, voiceless, poorest of poor children, for their enjoyment , without fear, due to certain political back-up

    Lion Monday, 02 August 2021 12:21 PM

    Definitely this would have taken place given the track record of the culprit ,but if those people were in their camp the results would have been completely the opposite.

    abzi Monday, 02 August 2021 01:08 PM

    This is a Drama.just like Dr Shafis case..like so many ladies complained.

    Niz Monday, 02 August 2021 05:48 PM

    Sure she never worked in Buddies house too. All racist discrimination. Is that correct?

    vince Monday, 02 August 2021 08:47 PM

    Bollocks.

    Bath Haliya Monday, 02 August 2021 01:21 PM

    Public still pays for this man and called MP?

    kumar Monday, 02 August 2021 07:41 PM

    Of course! he will be elected for next time, since the victims are not belongs to his community.

    Monsoor Monday, 02 August 2021 01:28 PM

    Justice should be served if these clan are behind these cruelties to the young girls.

    Ben Monday, 02 August 2021 06:29 PM

    This rogue man's activities made his followers also to do the same,illegal businesses, under cover of political backing,political higher ups, looked other side in return of his votes,


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