The suspect (44) is a resident of Medawachchiya. The suspect was to be produced before the Colombo Magistrate yesterday.
The arrest was based on a statement by a 22-year old woman, who served as a domestic servant at the residence of ex-Minister Bathiudeen during the period from 2015-2019. She had told the Police that she was a victim of rape at the residence of ex-Minister Bathiudeen.Accordingly, the Police have commenced a separate investigation on the statement given by the 22-year old woman.
She is also from Dayagama and had been brought to Colombo by the same broker, now arrested in connection with the death of a 16-year old girl.
The Police said that a statement was recorded from another female (32) from Dayagama, who previously served as a domestic servant at the ex-Minister’s residence.