Ex-Minister Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother-in-law arrested for rape

Ex-Minister Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother-in-law arrested for rape

Ex-Minister Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother-in-law arrested for rape

Written by Staff Writer

23 Jul, 2021 | 7:05 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The brother-in-law of Ex-Minister Rishad Bathiudeen was arrested by Sri Lanka Police for committing rape.

Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st said 20 statements were recorded by Sri Lanka Police over the death of a 16-year-old girl employed at the residence of the Ex-Minister as a domestic aide.

And two of these statements were from domestic aides who served at the Ex-Minister’s residence before the arrival of the 16-year-old girl.

These two domestic aides are women aged 22 and 32, both from Dayagama and investigations revealed that a trafficker identified as Ponnaiah Bandaram alias Shankar had brought them to Colombo.

Ponnaiah Bandaram was arrested by Sri Lanka Police over the death of a 16-year-old girl employed at the residence of the Ex-Minister as a domestic aide.

Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said the 22-year-old woman had expressed that she was raped at the official residence of the Ex-Minister in Colombo from 2015 to 2019.

The 44-year-old brother-in-law of Ex-Minister Bathiudeen was identified as the suspect and was arrested by the detective.

He will be produced in the court on Friday (23).

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