A brother-in-law of Rishad Bathuitheen has been found guilty of raping a girl in 2007 and had severed a prison sentence until 2016.
Divaina newspaper reported that this person known as Mohomed Haneesh has been served a 15-year sentence from the Colombo High Court and had been serving his sentence until 2016 at the Welikada Prison.
It has been revealed that a brother-in-law of Rishad had stayed at Rishads house at the time deceased Ishalini Jude was serving there.
However, it has not yet been revealed whether this brother-in-law is responsible for sexually abusing the Ishalini who committed suicide.
Sources said Rishad has used his powers as a Ministerto influence the prison officials to obtain the release of his brother-in-law.