The second post-mortem examination of the 16-year-old girl, who died due to burn injuries while being employed at Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen’s residence, was performed today.
A specialist team completed the nine-hour long post-mortem examination at the University of Peradeniya premises.
The examination commenced at 8.30am and concluded at 5.15pm.
First the experts examined for internal injuries and fractures. Subsequently, samples were obtained for further investigation.
The corpse has been currently placed at the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital and the expert-team is expected to submit a full report on the matter in the near future.
The specialist team comprising Professor Jean Perera of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Colombo, Head of the same Department and Senior Lecturer Dr. Sameera Anuruddha Gunawardena and Specialist Judicial Medical Officer of the Department of Forensic Medicine at the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital Dr. Prabhath Senasinghe conducted the post-mortem examination.
Police said it is expecting to uncover details pertaining to the exact cause of death and several other matters through the second post-mortem.
The remains of the 16-year-old girl that were exhumed yesterday were sent to the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital.
Her remains were exhumed based on a Court order.