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Court orders CID to obtain DNA samples of late Dinesh Schaffter’s mother

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): The Colombo Magistrate Court has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to obtain DNA samples of the mother of businessman Dinesh Schaffter who died in mysterious circumstances last year, in order to confirm the samples obtained from the deceased during the second post-mortem examination.

The late businessman’s remains were exhumed on May 25, based on a request made to the Court by the Committee of Medical Experts appointed investigate his death. Subsequent to the exhuming of Schaffter’s remains, Police security had been provided around his grave at the Borella Public Cemetery.

On December 15, 2022, Schaffter was found with his hand tied and strangled inside his own car near the Borella Public Cemetery and was pronounced dead after being hospitalised.

His death was speculated to be murder, but the claim still remains inconclusive.

The Homicide and Organised Crimes Division of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is conducting investigations into the death of Schaffter.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya ordered the CID to obtain DNA samples of the late businessman’s mother in order to confirm the samples obtained from him during the second post-mortem.

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