Fresh probe into Thajudeen’s mysterious death



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By Hemantha Randunu


A special police team has commenced a fresh probe into the death of former Sri Lankan rugby player and Havelocks captain Wasim Thajudeen, who died in road accident in Colombo under mysterious circumstances, in May 2012. 


Police sources alleged that investigations into the death of Thajudeen had been shelved owing to political pressure.


According to sources Thajudeen had had a dispute with a powerful politician over a girl soon before his mysterious death, sources said.


According to previous police reports, Thajudeen had been driving towards Wellawatte, where he lived, after attending a party at a friend’s place when he lost control of the car and crashed into the wall of Shalika grounds on park road on May 17, 2012. The car exploded within seconds of the crash turning it into an inferno.


 The Government Analyst (GA) was summoned to the scene to ascertain the cause of the player’s death, but his report has so far not been received even two and a half years after his death, according to sources.


The police investigators found Thajudeen’s wallet in a place which the police declined to name.


Thajudeen was a past student of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia. He was selected for the national team in 2000. He was 28 at the time of his death. Thajudeen was adjudged the best rugby player in the country in 2009.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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