Bathiudeen's wife, her father and brother arrested
The wife and father-in-law of SJB MP Rishad Bathiudeen were arrested a short while ago, along with one other in connection with the death of the 16-year-old domestic aide.
Meanwhile, his 44-year-old brother-in-law was arrested on charges of sexually abusing a 22-year-old girl (then a minor) who previously worked as a domestic aide at the same residence between 2015 to 2019.
Apart from family members of Bathiudeen, the broker who had brought the girl for employment from Dayagama, has also been arrested.
The MP's wife was interrogated at the Borella Police yesterday (22), for over five hours.
The victim had been working as a domestic aide at the private residence of SJB MP Bathiudeen and was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital on 03 July after sustaining serious burn injuries. She succumbed to her injuries on 15 July.