Pathologists take 09 hours to perform second post-mortem on Ishalini’s exhumed remains

Pathologists take 09 hours to perform second post-mortem on Ishalini’s exhumed remains

Pathologists take 09 hours to perform second post-mortem on Ishalini’s exhumed remains

Written by Zulfick Farzan

31 Jul, 2021 | 5:52 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The second postmortem in respect of 16-year-old Jude Kumar Ishalini, the domestic aide who died while employed at Ex-Minister Rishad Bathiudeen’s residence, was performed for 09 hours on Saturday (31).

Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st said that the second postmortem was carried out at the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital by three expert pathologists.

The 03-member panel of experts was appointed on Wednesday (28) to conduct the 02nd postmortem.

The members of the panel are :

01. Professor Jean Perera – Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo

02. Senior Lecturer Dr. Sameera Gunwardena – Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Colombo

03. Dr. Prabhath Senasinghe – Consultant Judicial Medical Officer at the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital

The body was 16-year-old Jude Kumar Ishalini was exhumed on Friday (30) in the presence of the local magistrate and other law enforcement personnel.

Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st said a CT scan was carried out on Saturday (31) to ascertain certain injuries and thereafter the postmortem was carried out.

The panel of experts had obtained samples from various parts of the body in order to obtain fresh laboratory reports.

The panel will announce their opinion and decision on the death of Jude Kumar Ishalini upon receiving all the laboratory reports.

The body will remain at the morgue of the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital until the postmortem report is released.

The Deputy Police Chief said investigations are underway and further investigations will be carried out based on the contents of the report of the second postmortem examination.

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