Adib inquest: Coroner, officials to visit scene of temple riots tomorrow

Police personnel help to clear the burnt wreckage of a car outside the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple, November 27, 2018. ― Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
Police personnel help to clear the burnt wreckage of a car outside the Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple, November 27, 2018. ― Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

SHAH ALAM, Feb 11 — The coroner and the other officials of the ongoing inquest into the death of firefighter Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim are scheduled to visit the scene of the riots at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, at 10.30am tomorrow.

Judge Rofiah Mohamad, who is sitting as the coroner, decided on the visit during the inquest today.

Mohd Kamaruzaman A. Wahab, the lawyer for Muhammad Adib’s family, told reporters outside the court that the three witnesses who testified today would also be brought to the scene.

“The visit will enable us to see the location and get an idea of where the Fire Rescue Tender and Emergency Medical Rescue Service vehicles were on that day and such,” he said.

Asked whether the two vehicles would also be brought to the scene during the visit, Mohd Kamaruzaman said he was unable to verify that.

The inquest, which opened today, is to determine the cause of death of Muhammad Adib who was allegedly attacked and beaten by several rioters during the incident on Nov 27 last year. Muhammad Adib, who was badly injured during the incident, died at the National Heart Institute on December 17. — Bernama