Exhumation of Late Businessman Dinesh Schaffter's Remains Sparks Investigation into Cause of Death

Thursday, 25 May 2023 - 14:47


The remains of the late businessman Dinesh Schaffter were exhumed at the General Cemetery in Borella today.

The remains were exhumed based on a request made by the five-member special forensic expert committee from the Colombo Magistrate’s Court on May 18.

The Committee had informed Colombo Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya at the last hearing that it was necessary to exhume the body of Schaffter to verify the cause of death.

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court had issued an order instructing the Criminal Investigations Department to exhume the body of the late businessman as per the request of the special expert committee. 

The 52-year-old Dinesh Schaffter was found tied up in the driving seat of his car at the Borella Cemetery on December 15, 2022, and died the following day due to a cardiac arrest while receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital. 

The Homicide and Organised Crimes Division of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) launched investigations in collaboration with the Borella police into Schaffter’s death.

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