SHAH ALAM — March 28, 2019: A forensic physician today explained the sequence of events which could have caused Firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd. Kassim to sustain injuries during rioting outside the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple late last November.
The chain of events was based on the pattern of injuries, condition of vehicles and reenactment at the scene.
According to Dr. Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi, the horizontal scratch wound on Adib’s back was sustained when he got out of the EMRS van and as the scene was chaotic his back was scraped against the structure plate of the van.
The impact caused Adib to lunge and fall, leading to his right chest hitting a hard, blunt and broad object.
Adib then fell with his right knee and left elbow hitting a hard surface, resulting in the scratch marks on the knees and back of elbows, explained the doctor.
To another question Hafizam said the sequence of events was based on findings during the reenactment of the incident and not on medical evidence.
Adib, of the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Station, was badly injured during the rioting n November 27 and died almost a month later at the National Heart Institute.
The inquest before coroner Rofiah Mohamad continues tomorrow. — Bernama