Adib inquest: Pattern on mannequin similar to wounds on fireman's body


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019

SHAH ALAM (Bernama) : The pattern which formed on a rubber mannequin hit by the door of an Emergency Medical Response Service (EMRS) van was similar to injuries and bruises found on the right chest of Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

The Coroner's Court conducting the inquest into his death was told this by former Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz senior forensic and pathology expert Prof Dr Shahrom Abd Wahid on Wednesday (April 17).

He said that the mannequin  was held by a fireman during the re-enactment and was placed at the doorjamb of the EMRS van before the door was slammed hard.

Dr Shahrom added that an orange-coloured dummy was used and black fabric paint was brushed on the door of the EMRS van.

“We used all our might to push the object against the EMRS door and a similar pattern was formed," said Dr Shahrom.

He added that the door was swung rapidly against the dummy before it was pulled out and the pattern was matched against that found on Muhammad Adib's right chest.

The inquest's 29th witness said that one would have to be properly hit by the door of the EMRS van to get wounds identical to those found on Muhammad Adib.

Dr Shahrom also rejected the assumption that the road shoulder had resulted in the fractures found on Muhammad Adib's right ribs as he found no protruding objects along the road in the police reconstruction or during his visit to the scene.

"I examined the entire stretch of the road shoulder to see if I could find any protruding objects which could cause such injuries in the middle of the chest but I found none,” he said.

Adib, who was a member of the EMRS Unit of the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Station, was seriously injured during the riot at the temple on Nov 27 last year before succumbing to his injuries on Dec 17 last year at the National Heart Institute.

The inquest continues on Thursday before Coroner Rofiah Mohamad - Bernama