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Thajudeen's death a murder; expert board

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The death of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen, whose burnt body was found in a vehicle near the Shalika Grounds in Narahenpita, was pronounced a murder in the final report submitted to Court today by a board of medical officers led by the Colombo Chief JMO, Dr. Ajith Tennakoon.

Complaints had been lodged with the CID that Thajudeen’s death on May 17, 2012, was not an accident.

Court had ordered that the body be exhumed and a second post mortem held.

According to the report, Thajudeen had not been driving at the time of the accident, and his body had been placed on the seat after he had been assaulted and weakened.

The expert board, comprising Colombo Chief JMO Ajith Tennakoon, Specialist Dr.Jean Perera and Additional JMO S.G.A. Hewage, submitted their report yesterday to Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris.

The board has reported that, in their opinion, death had been caused by the effects of the multiple injuries inflicted on the victim’s legs, neck and chest.

The burning had taken place after the death of the victim or a few minutes prior to his death, according to the report.

The report said the opinion was based on the estimation of the carbon monoxide content of the burned body.

The exhumed body parts, and the parts preserved as evidence, after the first post mortem, by the JMO and in the Toxicology Unit were all identified as those of Thajudeen. (Nirangi Abeywickrama)

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  • Family members ? Friday, 04 December 2015 07:57 AM

    keep your fingers crossed - so far so good .

    Jagath Fernando Saturday, 05 December 2015 09:06 PM

    Oh Almighty god if not for the court ,play your part............-Rosh

    hanyazzam Friday, 04 December 2015 05:44 PM

    Nothing will happen to the perpetrators. When have we seen justice being served in Sri Lanka? The whole system is a mockery as the leaders, MPs are all crooks.Just watch Nishantha or Thilanga crawl back in to the Cricket board.

    ruwan Friday, 04 December 2015 12:52 PM

    Mahinda supporters will understand the kind of regime we were living under!

    Perumal Friday, 04 December 2015 12:14 PM

    මේ ඔක්කොම මා -හින්දානේ.

    Boonda Friday, 04 December 2015 11:43 AM

    This is ONE of the murder. But the current regime promised to look into many more!

    ranmala Friday, 04 December 2015 10:57 AM

    Everyone know who was behind this murder. Without any further delay let the wheels of the law take its course

    Hemantha Friday, 04 December 2015 10:15 AM

    This is old news! We all kow its a murder.. pls publish the next news once the Culprits are arrested!

    The God Father Friday, 04 December 2015 08:50 AM

    upul, you seem a gentleman and naive, didnt you know the Supreme God favours the rich?

    Upul Friday, 04 December 2015 12:09 AM

    Oh well its up to the police now. Please find the murderer/(s) and punish them according to the law of the land. Whoever who did this, if not punished by law, definitely will get punished by the supreme God.

    sobers Friday, 04 December 2015 07:50 AM

    Justice delayed and denied. Remember the entire world is watching the out come of this case. Let Sri lankans do not loose confident in our legal system.

    Sim Friday, 04 December 2015 07:06 AM

    There are scapegoats who are willing to take the blame for a few million rupees

    Ryan Friday, 04 December 2015 06:49 AM

    Ok, now whats next?

    Cobra Friday, 04 December 2015 05:48 AM

    Now get the bastards who committed it!

    susantha Friday, 04 December 2015 05:44 AM

    We know ,the public knows the vicious murderers,if they escape it would be greatest injustice done in for this entire Country.Justice must be done and published in local media

    King hanthar Friday, 04 December 2015 01:23 AM

    Tell me something I dont know

    punchinilame Friday, 04 December 2015 01:14 AM

    As our political family members are very smart, one wouldnot be surprised if one of them seeks prior bail? Blackcoats will be already working hard for the millions theyare bound to make on this Case.


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