Dhanushka Gunatilka gets bail in rape case
Sri Lankan cricketer will come out after being in jail for 11 days
On November 6, the team was arrested from the hotel
New Delhi. Sri Lankan batsman Dhunashka Gunathilaka has got bail in the alleged rape case. However, the local court in Sydney has banned the use of his Tinder and other social media accounts. Gunatilaka is accused of raping a woman. He was arrested by the police on the midnight of 6 November from the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sydney on this charge. At that time the Sri Lankan team was preparing to return to the country after the end of their journey in the T20 World Cup. Since then he was in jail. Gunatilaka got bail with the help of the Sri Lankan government and the Cricket Board. Gunatilka will have to report daily at the police station during the bail period and remain at a fixed address.
For this, he has to give 1.5 lakh Australian dollars (about Rs 82 lakh) as a security guarantee. Apart from this, the court has imposed many conditions. There will be a ban on their use of any kind of dating app. Let us inform that Gunatilaka was accused of rape by a 29-year-old woman, who had met him through a dating app.
Gunatilka was arrested on 6 November
He was arrested from Sydney’s Team Hotel only after the woman’s allegation. After this, he was presented in the local court of Sydney through video conferencing. But, then the court refused to grant him bail. After this he had to spend 11 days in jail.
Police prosecutor Kerry-Ann McKinnon opposed Gunatilka’s bail on the grounds that he could leave the country and put the complainant’s safety at risk.
Gunatilka was out of the World Cup after only one match
Please tell that Gunatilka had come to Australia to play the T20 World Cup. But, could play only the first match of Sri Lanka. After this, due to hamstring injury, he was ruled out of the entire tournament. The team had also taken his replacement. Despite this, the team management had asked him to stay in Australia. The Sri Lankan team was out of the T20 World Cup after losing their last match against England on 5 November. Gunatilaka had to catch a flight to Sri Lanka the very next day. But, before that, the police had arrested him from the Team Hotel on the charges of rape.
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Well, now he has got bail after spending 11 days in jail. The next hearing of this matter will be on January 12, 2023. He was suspended by the Sri Lanka Cricket Board after his arrest on charges of rape in Australia and a separate investigation is also going on against him.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 17, 2022, 13:02 IST