The following article is reposted from 'Malaysian Insider'. Every Malaysian, in one way or another, has been concerned and waiting for the outcome of the trial on Teoh Beng Hock. But the injuries reveal by the Thai pathologist is shocking. How on earth one can do that to another brother?
Thai expert says Teoh’s death ‘80pc’ homicide
By Debra Chong
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand told the Coroner’s Court this morning that there was an 80 per cent probability that Teoh Beng Hock’s death was a homicide and not suicide, and suggested that some of his injuries were sustained before his fatal fall.
She said that Teoh’s injuries showed he could have been strangled and that he sustained anal penetration before he fell to his death earlier this year.
The stunning testimony made by the pathologist, who gained prominence from her work on identifying Tsunami victims and in the recent death of Hollywood star David Carradine, appeared to suggest Teoh was assaulted before his death.
Using a graphics presentation, she told the court that not all the injuries sustained by Teoh were consistent with that of a fall.
The skull fracture on Teoh’s head, she said, was not typical of an injury from a fall, but more compatible from blunt force applied directly to the skull. She also noted round marks on Teoh’s neck which could mean “manual strangulation” with fingers.
She said that her assessment was based on Teoh’s autopsy report and from photographs taken at the site where his body was found.
Dr Pornthip was engaged as an expert witness by the Selangor state government.
Earlier she told the court that she had conducted over 10,000 autopsies in her career, of which more than 100 dealt with fatal falls from high places.