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The final report submitted by the board of medical officers has confirmed that the death of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen, was a murder.

The report was submitted to Colombo Additional Magistrate, Nishantha Pieris yesterday by the expert board comprising Colombo Judicial Medical Officer (JMO), Dr. Ajith Tennakoon, Specialist Dr.Jean Perera and Additional JMO, S.G.A. Hewage.

Thajudeen’s body was found burnt in a vehicle near Shalika Grounds in Narahenpita on May 17, 2012.

The body of Thajudeen was exhumed on August 10 following a Court order, as complaints were lodged on the suspicious nature of his death.

The report stated that Thajudeen had not been driving at the time of the accident, adding that his body had been placed on the seat after he had been assaulted and weakened.
The report had also stated that the death had been caused as a result of multiple injuries inflicted on the victim’s legs, neck and chest.

Accordingly, the burning had either taken place a few minutes before, or after the victim’s death.