The remains of the 16-year-old girl who died due to burn injuries while employed at the residence of Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen, have been buried.
NewsRadio area correspondent said the remains were buried at the Dayagama West public cemetery under heavy Police security yesterday.
The girls remains were exhumed on the 31st of July following a Court order.
The exhumed remains were taken to the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital to conduct a second post mortem examination.
The post mortem was conducted by a specialist team, who are expected to submit the report before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.
The specialist team comprising Prof. 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.
The first post-mortem examination revealed that the girl was sexually abused over a period of time.
However, following a request by the parents of the girl who had claimed that they are dissatisfied with the initial post mortem examination and the report, Court granted approval to exhume the remains and conduct a second autopsy.
The 16-year-old girl, was hospitalised with burn injuries on the 3rd of July while employed as a domestic help at MP Bathiudeen’s residence down Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07.
She died on the 15th of July while receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the Colombo National Hospital.
The victim, a resident of Dayagama West in Agarapathana, was brought to Colombo through a broker to MP Bathiudeen’s residence in October 2020.
Meanwhile, the wife of MP Bathiudeen and three others have been arrested and remanded over the incident.