Death of Thajudeen: Court calls for final postmortem report

Published : 8:01 am  July 29, 2015 | No comments so far |  |  (1647) reads | 

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The Colombo Additional Magistrate yesterday ordered the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) to submit the final postmortem report pertaining to the death of former Havelocks Sports Club captain and Sri Lankan ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen in Court before September 10.

Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris issued this order on JMO Ananda Samarasekara who conducted the postmortem on Wasim Thajudeen.

The Additional Magistrate further directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to seek the Attorney General’s advice over holding a fresh magisterial inquest into the death, in order to hear the evidence of several medical officers who assisted in the postmortem.
On Monday (27), the CID informed Court that the death of Thajudeen was not an accident but murder.

The CID informed Court that the investigations conducted so far had revealed that Thajudeen’s teeth had been broken, the bones in the pelvic region also broken and his neck pierced with a sharp instrument prior to his death. The CID added that muscles in his legs had been cut with a piece of broken class.

The CID said the government analyst’s report and the postmortem report on the death appeared to be contradictory and that the death was not an accident but murder. Further magisterial inquiry into the matter was postponed for September 10.   The former Havelocks SC captain Wasim Thajudeen died in May 2012.

Earlier the police had said that Thajudeen had lost control of his car and crashed into the wall of Shalika Grounds on Park Road, Narahenpita, and that his vehicle had exploded within seconds of the crash.

 


The CID said the government analyst’s report and the postmortem report on the death appeared to be contradictory and that the death was not an accident but murder


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