Body of Bathiudeen's 16-year-old domestic aide exhumed

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 9:22 AM Jul 30 2021
Local Body of Bathiudeen's 16-year-old domestic aide exhumed

The body of the 16-year-old girl who served as a domestic aide at SJB MP Bathiudeen's residence was exhumed at Dayagama a short while ago (30).

The body is to be sent to the Peradeniya Hospital for a second postmortem, which is to be conducted by a three-member specialist medical team.

The team, comprising of Prof. Jean Perera, (Professor of Forensic Medicine, Medical Faculty,  University of Colombo), Dr. Sameera Gunawardena (Senior Lecturer, Head of the Forensic Medicine Department, University of Colombo), and Dr. Prabath Senasinghe (Consultant Judicial Medical Officer, Teaching Hospital Peradeniya), was appointed on the recommendations of the Director General of Health Services, Dr. Asela Gunawardena, and Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam. 

The victim, a 16-year-old resident of Dayagama,  had been working as a domestic aide at the private residence of All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) 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.

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 9:22 AM Jul 30 2021

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