Ishalini’s death: More facts on the case revealed (Video)
Posted on July 26th, 2021

Courtesy  Hiru News 

The four suspects, including Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife, who were arrested in connection with the death of 16-year-old Ishalini who was working as a servant at MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s house, were remanded until August 9.

>That was when the relevant case was taken before the Hulftsdorp Magistrate’s Court.

Deputy Solicitor General Dilipa Peiris stated that steps would be taken to name MP Rishad Bathiudeen as a suspect in the case.

Meanwhile, Deputy Solicitor General Dilipa Peiris asked MP Rishad Bathiudeen why he was not sensitive enough to enslave a child of the same age as his 16-year-old daughter.

Four persons including the wife of MP Rishard Bathiudeen were arrested recently in connection with the death of a minor girl named Ishalini Jude while she was working as a servant in her house.

They have been charged with cruelty, enslavement, and trafficking of a minor girl.

In addition, Shihabdeen Ismadeen, the brother of Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife, was arrested on two counts of raping a young woman who worked at his official residence during Rishad Bathiudeen’s tenure as minister.

The four suspects were produced before the Hulftsdorp Magistrate’s Court yesterday and remanded for 72 hours for questioning.

Accordingly, Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife was detained at the Kirulapone Police Station and her father, brother, and the broker who sold the girl to the Bathiudeen family were detained at the Borella Police Station for questioning.

The suspects were brought to the court premises today after being produced before the Judicial Medical Officers.

When the case was taken up, the police officers submitted an eight-page report containing the progress of the investigations carried out so far.

Deputy Solicitor General Dileep Peiris who appeared for the complainant made a lengthy statement before the court

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