The second post-mortem examination on the death of the 16-year-old girl who died due to burn injuries while being employed at Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen’s residence recently, will be performed tomorrow.
The remains of the 16-year-old girl were sent to the Peradeniya Teaching hospital earlier today.
The remains of the girl were exhumed this morning based on a court order.
The process commenced at 8.30am at the Dayagama cemetery.
The Nuwara Eliya Magistrate’s Court ordered the body to be exhumed before the specialist team and the respective Grama Niladhari officer and Public Health Inspectors, in line with health guidelines.
No objections were raised by the relatives to open the coffin to identify the body upon the exhumation.
A 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 will conduct the post-mortem examination tomorrow.
Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said Police is expecting to uncover details pertaining to the exact cause of the death and several other matters through the second post-mortem examination.
He said they are also expecting information regarding injuries, whether she had been physically assaulted and regarding the timeframe in which she was sexually assaulted.
Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said investigations will be taken forward based on the findings.