Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today (27) informed Colombo Additional Magistrate that former Sri Lanka rugby player and Havlocks captain Wasim Thajudeen’s death was not an accident but murder.
The death had been caused by a blow on his neck by a circular object and there were signs prior to his death that he had been brutally tortured, CID also informed. Moreover Thajudeen’s teeth had been broken and ribs and thigh bones were also damaged.
CID had launched investigations because there were discrepancies between the initial JMO report and analysts report on the incident.
The final post mortem report is yet to be released. The case will be taken up again tomorrow.
Wasim Thajudeen was killed in a road accident in Colombo, in May 2012. According to Police, Thajudeen had been driving to the airport when he had lost control of the car and crashed into the wall of Shalika grounds on park road. The car had exploded within seconds of the crash burning the whole car.
The police investigators found Thajudeen’s wallet in a place which the police declined to name.