• Last Update 2021-09-27 13:04:00

Body of 16 year-old domestic aide exhumed for second autopsy

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The body of the 16 year-old girl who died of burn injuries while working as a housemaid at Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen’s residence has been exhumed for a post mortem examination in Dayagama.

Following the directives issued by Nuwara-Eliya Magistrate Kumari Dharmakeerthi, a special medical team oversaw the exhumation process with the presence of local authorities.

The body will be taken to the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital for the second post-mortem.

Earlier a three-member specialist medical team was appointed by the Director-General of Health Services on the recommendations of the Attorney General to carry out the second autopsy. (pix by K.Kishanthan)

 

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