Ex –JMO Prof. Ananda Samarasekera in his final autopsy report filed in court asserts that the death of Mohamed Waseem Thajudeen was due to unconsciousness, disability of limbs and inhalation of carbon monoxide gas emitted from the fire.
The detailed report stated that at the time of the onset of the fire he was alive but unconscious and totally disabled for he was breathing till his death.
The report also stated that there was high level of ethanol in the blood of Thajudeen and he would have consumed it during the interval of 2 hours prior to the incident.
The report says a habitual alcoholic could drive a vehicle partially impaired even after a heavy alcohol intake.
Prof. Samarasekera said in the report that the injuries on the head of the deceased could possibly be due to a blow from a blunt weapon while he was inside or outside the vehicle.
It also says the deceased could have been pulled out by someone from the vehicle or he could have fallen off the vehicle and could have been assaulted fracturing his limbs
He also states the injuries to the chest could have been caused by a circular object pushing against the chest.
He asserts that the injuries were not lethal and the cause of death was carbon monoxide inhalation.
During the Magisterial inquiry held before Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris today Senior State Counsel Dilan Rathnayake appearing with OIC Ravindra Wimalasiri of the Court Branch of CID filed a report and said the CID were investigating on a complaint made by a relative of Thajudeen alleging that some unknown persons in a vehicle had visited the vicinity of the complainant’s house at Wellawatte and made inquiries about them.
The CID also sought court permission to send the mobile phone that was recovered from a person from Agarapathana to the IT Faculty of the Colombo University for examination. Counsel Ranil Samarakoon appearing with Madhawa Wijesiriwardena for Dialog Mobile Phone Company said his client had provided all necessary and possible assistance to the CID during the investigations and the mobile phone was recovered by the CID on the information provided by them on the imei number.
Counsel Mohamed Misba with Rohitha Rajapaksa watched the interest of the aggrieved party.
Magistrate Nishantha Pieris noticed the panel of doctor’s headed by Colombo Chief JMO Ajith Tennakoon who conducted the second post mortem examination to be present in Court on October 22 and ordered the CID to conduct further investigations. (T. Farook Thajudeen and Lakmal Sooriyagoda)