SHAH ALAM: The inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was adjourned to Tuesday after a witness was unable to be present in court.
Judge Rofiah Mohamad, who sits as coroner for the inquest, decided to postpone yesterday’s proceedings as Dr Shahrom Abd Wahid, a retired forensic pathologist, was unable to make it to court.
Dr Shahrom, the 29th witness, was brought in by lawyer Syazlin Mansor, who is representing the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Fire and Rescue Department, and Muhammad Adib’s family at the inquest, to assist with the investigation into the fireman’s death.
Deputy public prosecutor Faten Hadni Khairuddin, who is the inquest conducting officer, said that forensics experts Datuk Dr Mohd Shah Mahmood and Dr Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi – the 27th and 24th witnesses respectively – might be recalled after Dr Shahrom, who was supposed to be the last witness for the inquest.
The coroner’s court will sit again on Tuesday at the Shah Alam Sessions Court.
Muhammad Adib, 24, became critically injured in the early morning of Nov 27 after he and his team members from the Subang Jaya fire station responded to an emergency call at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple where a riot was taking place.
The fireman was taken to Subang Jaya Medical Centre after he was found injured.
He was later transferred to the National Heart Institute for further treatment.
However, he died on Dec 17.