Thursday, October 22, 2009

Teoh's death 80% homicide: Thai doc

Renowned Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand made several explosive allegations at the Teoh Beng Hock inquest this morning.

NONEAmong others, Pornthip suggested that the political aide could have been strangled before falling from the 14th floor of Plaza Masalam.

The colourful doctor noted that the marks on Teoh's neck indicated the possibility of 'manual strangulation'.

Furthermore, she pointed out that Teoh's skull fracture was not typical of an injury from a fall.

In another startling revelation, Pornthip said the injury to the deceased's anus could have been caused by penetration with an object before his fall.

"From the post-mortem picture, I found that there was a contusion on the right side of the neck, which we (pathologists) call a handle bruise, and this injury is compatible with injury caused by manual trangulation," said Porntip who has conducted more than 10,000 post-mortems.

She said the injury was not indicated in the autopsy reports prepared by Khairul Azman and Prashant which were given to her for examination.

"I also found penetration injury in the anal region which can be caused by inserting an object in that particular part. I have never seen such injury in cases of a fall from a height," she said, pointing to the post-mortem pictures displayed on the slide.

She said she also found an abrasion on an upper thigh of Teoh which could have been caused by beating.

"Another injury which I found was fracture of the skull, which may have been caused by a direct blunt force to the skull prior to the fall," said Porntip, the 30th witness at the inquest.

She said it was possible that Teoh was unconscious when he fell from the fifth floor, based on the absence of reaction injuries on the body, and added that the wounds looked like pre-fall injuries, and the severe chest injury was the result of the primary impact on the ground.

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seals: does this indicates Malaysian law enforcement has not done a good job or ..... ?

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