Inspector of Police Homicide Division of CID, Ravindra Wimalasiri stated at Court today (21st September), that the former Chief JMO Ananda Samarasekara had dispatched some body parts of Wasim Thajudeen from a vehicle to the SAITM Private Campus in Malabe. The dispatch took place following the first autopsy. This he stated was a finding, according to statements recorded from a few witnesses.
The CID further informed the Court that, according to the statements recorded from two officers at the JMO’s office; it was revealed that following the conclusion of the autopsy, the former Chief JMO had returned to the office and cut some parts of the victim’s body. And thereafter, he had placed the body parts in the refrigerator. The prosecution added to this stating that, after releasing the body to the relatives, the former JMO had taken away the body parts from the refrigerator a few days prior to his retirement.
The CID had in addition informed Court, that it had begun an investigation concerning the missing body parts under the Public Property Act, due to the fact that the body parts had earlier been taken to the former JMO’s custody as case productions, and therefore belonged to the state.