SHAH ALAM — May 14, 2019: A medical expert spoke today on the possibility of two deaths had fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd. Kassim been pulled from a van during rioting late last year in Seafield.
This was because whoever had pulled Adib at the scene outside the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple would also be in danger as they were at the dangerous zone — the left side of the van.
Kuala Lumpur Hospital forensic expert Dr. Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi said both the perpetrator and Adib were exposed to serious injuries that could lead to death if this had happened.
Hafizam said this while referring to a suggestion from retired forensic and pathology consultant Dr. Shahrom Abd. Wahid that Adib was pulled from the van.
“And the investigating officer also said that at the time of the incident, no other person was injured,” Bernama quoted Hafizam, who further disagreed with some of the theories presented by Shahrom.
According to Hafizam, the theory by Shahrom did not correspond with the pattern of injuries sustained by Adib who was clinically examined during a post-mortem by HKL forensic head Datuk Dr. Ahmad Shah Mahmood.
“Dr. Shahrom’s theory only highlighted certain injuries on the upper and right arm of Adib, apart from the fact that injury did not fit the short period in which the victim was injured,” pointed out Hafizam, reiterating the finding that Adib had alighted the vehicle by himself.
Adib of the Subang Jaya fire and rescue station was seriously injured in the rioting on November 27 and died on December 17 while being treated at the National Heart Institute.
The inquest before coroner Rofiah Mohamad continues tomorrow.