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Death of girl:  Bathiudeen’s in-laws in hot soup as wife, father-in-law, brother-in-law arrested

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Three persons including the wife and father-in-law of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen have been arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year old domestic aide at the former minister's house, police said.

Police Spokesman SDIG Ajith Rohana said that 46-year old Sheyabdeen Ayesha, her father  70-year-old Mohammed Sheyabdeen and the broker who brought the girl to Bathiudeen's house were arrested accordingly.

He said the Borella Police, the Divisioanal Children and Women's Bureau and Colombo South Divisional Crimes Detective Bureau are conducting investigations into the death of the girl.

The girl, a resident of Dayagama Estate, off Talawakellewas admitted to the Colombo National Hospital on July 3 with burn injuries while working as a domestic aide at the former minister's house and had died on July 15.

The spokesman said that the arrested suspects would be detained for 72 hours for further questioning.

The Police have recorded over 20 statements from different persons in connection with the death.

Meanwhile, SDIG Rohana said the 20 statements included the statements from two women aged 22 and 32 who served as domestic workers at the former minister's house. Both women are residents of Dayagama area.

It was revealed that the 22-year old woman was sexually harassed since 2015 to 2019 at the former minister's residence at Mackenzie Road in Colombo by Bathiudeen's brother-in-law.

Accordingly, the police also arrested the 44-year old brother-in-law of former minister Sheyabdeen Ismadeen over the charges of raping the women. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

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  • Jayapala Fernando Friday, 23 July 2021 07:38 AM

    All are innocent. Girls are wrong. Kekille Raja came agin! Appoint all to government high portfolios.

    Andrew Silva Friday, 23 July 2021 07:53 AM

    The authorities are doing a efficient job in rounding up the pepetraters so soon. I will not hesitate to congratulate them if they round up the Easter Sunday murderes even now.

    Seb Friday, 23 July 2021 07:55 AM

    The name seems to suggest an affiliation to a religion that doesn't value the life of women very much.

    Lankan Friday, 23 July 2021 08:58 AM

    How about you show this affiliation, where it says and what it says would be great so we all can learn too. If not it would be a bit unfair to make such an allegation.

    Manage Friday, 23 July 2021 08:00 AM

    Immediately take measures to stop sending our mothers and sisters as domestic servants to middle east countries. Open local job opportunities for our people. Ban all types of domestic servants in our country.

    RoaringCreek Friday, 23 July 2021 08:01 AM

    This are not humans, they are worse than animals.

    Must be a good lesson for other perpetrators Friday, 23 July 2021 08:01 AM

    All needs to given life sentence for committing such heinous crimes.

    RoaringCreek Friday, 23 July 2021 08:07 AM

    These fellow always talk of that invisible had and carry some nuts counting the chants. I guess another set of nuts for counting the number of (g)rapes.

    Anton Weerasinghe Friday, 23 July 2021 08:07 AM

    Support the regime and you are out in no time with a high position in the administration

    ravin Friday, 23 July 2021 08:24 AM

    So.... it was a common practice at this household, innocent girls and woman get sexual harassments?. Got the smell of the rat and simply had a heart ailment?

    Karu Friday, 23 July 2021 08:50 AM

    Let the law do its job. The Unions that represent the Plantation community should look beyond the daily wages.

    Dinesh Friday, 23 July 2021 09:06 AM

    Investigate further and more politicians will be exposed for sexual assault. One is already out of prison!!!!

    K. Ranaweera Friday, 23 July 2021 09:14 AM

    Another case from jail to a high post.

    gamini Friday, 23 July 2021 09:31 AM

    so much for a religion that professes that they are the only ones that protect the dignity of women by covering them up from evil eyes

    gamini Friday, 23 July 2021 09:31 AM

    so much for a religion that professes that they are the only ones that protect the dignity of women by covering them up from evil eyes

    tilak Friday, 23 July 2021 09:32 AM

    change the colour of your party and you will be acquitted and also rewarded

    Citizen Friday, 23 July 2021 09:42 AM

    This is nothing but a very well script piece of the current government to take revenge of a highly respected and proved leader in the Muslim community around the global.

    Waco Friday, 23 July 2021 09:45 AM

    This case too will be swept under the carpet. To confuse matters thay have already appointed few commissions. Only Fart and No Shit .

    Swedish Chef Friday, 23 July 2021 09:46 AM

    This is what islam teaching. Raping non muslims is legal

    modawansa Friday, 23 July 2021 09:56 AM

    Without knowing the truth don't open your mouth , The Government is after Minister Rishad Bathiudeen for not supporting and they are finding one after one fault against him to teach him a lesson his party supported the SJB

    Hamid Friday, 23 July 2021 05:47 PM

    So,you suggesting that government has set this to put bathiudeen in trouble

    Sunil Friday, 23 July 2021 10:02 AM

    Was this father-in-law arrested under charges of rape? If so, he is a very capable man. Looks as though this whole clan had a gala time abusing girls enjoying their status under a government that turned a blind eye to these nefarious activities. Deal with them very harshly.

    Jehan Friday, 23 July 2021 10:12 AM

    Why already concluded judge/Juary/executioner. Let’s wait for the conclusion.

    Lumbini Friday, 23 July 2021 10:38 AM

    If anyone has committed a crime against those vulnerable and underprivileged members of our society, they must be punished. At the same time, we see that those who have committed crimes and are punished by the judicial system could end up at very high positions of government organizations. What a system!

    Grace Friday, 23 July 2021 10:41 AM

    Now certain good souls will make a huge and cry that the government is trying to get support from Bathiurdeen's party using Carrots and sticks policy

    Truth matter Friday, 23 July 2021 10:43 AM

    This is the punishment for not supporting the government

    Dillan Friday, 23 July 2021 03:35 PM

    He is the proud leader of big party. With 4 MPs. Many local council members.

    Ranaweera Friday, 23 July 2021 04:36 PM

    This guy Rishard has been very bad but still survives. Sajith will come to his rescue now.

    Amin Friday, 23 July 2021 05:50 PM

    Sajith should come forward to comfort in this difficult hour of Rishad

    Jayasiri Deshabandu Friday, 23 July 2021 05:57 PM

    May our leaders have the brains to see that we can stop this kind of child abuse or rape by using a clever procedure or sufficient laws. For example there must be a law that requires domestic servants be registered with the police in the area. The police can check the IDs and other details to protect the workers. Employers who hire domestic servants must open bank accounts for their workers and transfer money to their bank account. The government must have a law requiring a minimum salary for domestic workers. Police should visit each home or the time to time that no workers are abused. It will be a good merit to save children whatever religion you may have. This is not an isolated incident.

    Cugan Friday, 23 July 2021 06:18 PM

    Also find out how he managed to get a house in col-7 Take action against the medical staffs they should have alert the police when admitted in the hospital,if she would have survived......there are sexual abuse ....


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