T20 World Cup: Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka was arrested by Sydney Police on 6 November for rape. The 31-year-old opener was taken into custody after Sri Lanka’s last group match against England. Because of this, the Sri Lankan team had to return home without this player. Now another shameful act of Gunathilaka has come to the fore in the report.
Another shameful act of Danushka Gunathilaka revealed
Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka repeatedly tried to strangle the victim during the alleged sexual assault. This has been said in media reports quoting police documents. The victim has alleged that on November 2, she was sexually assaulted four times at her Rose Bay home in Sydney. Gunathilaka had come here with the Sri Lankan team to play in the T20 World Cup. Guntilaka, 31, was later arrested. The rest of the Sri Lankan players had returned home after being knocked out of the Super 12.
Throat was pressed three times
The victim woman has alleged in her complaint that Gunathilaka tried to strangle her thrice during the sexual assault. The Australian media report quoted police documents as saying, “The complainant tried to remove the hand of the accused by grabbing his wrist, but the accused had strangled his throat. The complainant was facing danger to his life.
England team out after losing
Significantly, the Sri Lankan team was knocked out of the tournament after losing to England. Gunathilaka played against Namibia in the first round and was dismissed without opening an account. After that he was ruled out of the tournament due to injury. The Sri Lankan team qualified for the Super 12 stage but finished fourth in Group One.
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