The death of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen, whose burnt body was found in a vehicle near the Shalika Grounds in Narahenpita, was confirmed as being a murder in the final report submitted to Court yesterday by a board of medical officers.
Complaints had been lodged with the CID that the ruggerites death on May 17th, 2012, was not an accident.
According to the report, the victim had not been driving at the time of the accident, and his body had been transferred to the drivers seat after being assaulted.
The board of experts, 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, the cause of death was the result of multiple injuries to the victim’s legs, neck and chest.
According to the report the burning had taken place after the death of the victim or a few minutes prior to his death.
The report verified that the conclusion had been arrived based on an estimation of carbon monoxide content of the burned body.