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Death of 16-year-old girl: Suspects including Bathiudeen’s wife to be produced in court today

The suspects including the wife of the MP Rishad Bathiudeen arrested in connection with the burning death of a 16 year old girl who was staying at the house of MP Rishad Bathiudeen are due to be produced before court today (26).

Police Media Spokesman, Senior DIG Ajith Rohana stated that the suspects will be produced before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court this morning.

The man who brought the girl to MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s house, Bathiudeen’s wife and her father are currently in police custody.

Senior DIG Ajith Rohana stated that further investigations are being carried out by experienced and expert officers of the Children and Women’s Bureau, the Colombo South Crimes Division and the Borella Police.

Meanwhile, a brother of Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife has been arrested in connection with another incident revealed during the investigation and he is due to be produced before court today.

This was in connection with the rape of a 22-year-old woman who had previously been a servant in Bathiudeen’s house.