Gunathilaka accused of repeatedly choking Sydney woman during alleged sexual assault

Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka nearly choked the girl throughout an alleged rape try, in response to media reviews that quoted police paperwork.

The girl alleged that she was sexually assaulted 4 instances in her residence at Sydney’s Rose Bay on November 2 after going out for a date with the worldwide cricketer, who was right here as a part of the Sri Lankan group for the continuing T20 World Cup.

Gunathilaka, 31, was later arrested from his group resort by Sydney police, at the same time as different members of the Sri Lankan squad returned residence following the facet’s exit within the Tremendous 12 stage.

The left-handed batter has been denied bail on Monday and is going through a most sentence of 14 years in jail.

In her grievance, the girl alleged that Gunathilaka tried to choke her 3 times in the course of the sexual assault.

“The complainant tried to take away the accused’s hand by grabbing his wrist, however the accused squeezed tighter round her neck,” Australian media reviews stated quoting police paperwork.

“The complainant was fearing for her life and couldn’t get away from the accused.

“She regularly tried to drag away from the accused, a transparent indication that she was not consenting.”

The following listening to within the case is about for January 12.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has taken a robust word of the incident and suspended Gunathilaka from all
types of the sport.

Shamed by the incident, the Sri Lankan authorities has requested SLC to conduct a right away investigation into the matter.

Gunathilaka performed in opposition to Namibia in Sri Lanka’s first spherical match and was out for a duck.

He was later dominated out of the event resulting from an damage however stayed with the group after it certified for the Tremendous 12 stage.

Gunathilaka, who has represented Sri Lanka in eight Exams, 47 ODIs and 46 T20 Internationals, isn’t any stranger to controversies.

In 2021, he was suspended by SLC for one 12 months after he breached the group’s bio-secure bubble on the tour of England together with teammates Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella.

SLC had additionally handed him a six-month ban in 2018 after he had damaged the group curfew. In the identical 12 months, Gunathilaka was additionally suspended after his unnamed buddy was accused of raping a Norwegian girls.

In 2017, the board had suspended him for six restricted overs video games after it learnt about Gunathilaka lacking coaching classes and turning up for a recreation with out his cricket gear.

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