There is an 80% probability that the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock was a homicide, said renowned Thai forensic pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand.
Testifying in the inquest into Teoh’s death Wednesday, she said there was only a 20% chance that Teoh had committed suicide.
She added that marks on Teoh’s neck region looked like he had been strangled manually.
“The contusion of the skin on the right side of the neck looks round, indicating it might have been caused by fingers,” she added.
媒体能报导的，也都是已经扭曲的事实；新闻越追越 pek chek，再追下去，也只是在任由脑残人给的资料或线索把自己耍得团团转！和 housemate 发生性关系而跳楼？ come on lar… 证据越造越 lame！
Malik Imtiaz: Can you explain why not all the injuries were consistent with a fall from a height?
Dr Pornthip: The first is the anal injury; from the picture there’s a penetrative injury at the anal region. I have never seen this type of injury in cases of fall from height.
She added that if the injury had indeed been caused by a bone protrusion, it would have come from the inside of Teoh’s anus as opposed to being a penetrative injury.
Dr Pornthip also said the abrasions found on Teoh’s upper right thigh also appeared like he had been beaten with a piece of wood.
There is more than one line and the direction of the force on the thigh is different from the direction of the penetrative injury to the anal region, she said.
According to Dr Pornthip, there was a need to open the skin in the area where the haemorrhage was found to determine if torture had been involved. (Both the pathologists who had conducted the post-mortem on Teoh had failed to do so.)
She added this was necessary to determine whether the haemorrhage was compatible with a fall from a height and single impact from the ground.
Dr Pornthip also said Teoh’s skull fracture was not typical of a transferred injury due to a fall but was more compatible with a blunt force being directly inflicted to the head.
She said the transferred injury to the skull due to impact of the fall would typically cause a ring fracture at the base of the skull around the spinal column and not a cervical spine fracture such as that suffered by Teoh.
Dr Pornthip said Teoh, 30, was probably alive when he hit the ground but may have been unconscious before the fall.
She added this was in view of the fact that there was no reaction or defensive wounds on his ankles and wrists which would have occurred if he had been conscious.
Dr Pornthip added that these wounds would occur when a conscious person tries to break his fall which was a natural reaction when one is falling from height.
There’s a possibility that he was unconscious from the manual strangulation or pain from the anal region, she said.
这些 point 都是泰国名法医 Dr. Pornthip 给我们讲的，新闻来源：Teoh inquest: 80pc chance of homicide, says Thai expert (update 3)。
嘿嘿，之前是那个脑残讲明福插在口袋的笔没有掉出来，所以那只 lanjiao 笔可以作为没有发生过挣扎的证据？？？脑残的老师是酱教他法医学的吗？！
TEOH BENG HOCK INQUEST Forensic points to suicide Counsel disputes pathologist’s findings
Posted on 15 August 2009
Rita Jong and Jennifer Gomez
SHAH ALAM: Forensic evidence and the injuries sustained by Teoh Beng Hock showed that the political aide could have committed suicide.
This was revealed by pathologist Dr Khairul Azman Ibrahim who conducted the post-mortem on Teoh’s body, and who based his theories on:
• The injuries sustained by Teoh which showed that there was no struggle;
• The toxicology report which turned up negative for alcohol and drugs;
Dr Khairul Azman Ibrahim says the marks on the sole of Teoh Beng Hock’s right shoe could have been the result of Teoh landing on his feet from the fall, with the weight of his body placed on the right leg.
• The DNA profiles of all witnesses which did not match the DNA profile of “unknown male” which were found on Teoh’s blazer and belt; and
• The examination at the scene (the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office on the 14th floor and the corridor on the fifth floor where Teoh’s body was found).
These, however, were dismissed by counsel Gobind Singh Deo who challenged each finding in a heated round of questioning later in the proceedings yesterday.
Earlier, Dr Khairul, witness No. 10, continued with his testimony by explaining that the drag marks on the sole of Teoh’s right shoe, was not an indication that he could have been dragged.
(On Wednesday, Teoh’s right shoe was produced in court which showed there were drag marks on the sole, suggesting that he could have been dragged before he fell to his death).
Dr Khairul, however, said the marks on the sole could have been the result of Teoh landing on his feet from the fall, with the weight of his body placed on the right leg.
The 51-year-old pathologist from the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital said he saw marks on the floor of the fifth floor corridor of Plaza Masalam, which were consistent with the marks on the sole of Teoh’s right shoe.
“I went to the scene on July 16 and July 22 and saw the marks on the cement floor,” he said when questioned by counsel Tan Hock Chuan on the ninth day of the inquest yesterday.
“I did not find any signs that Teoh could have been dragged while he was on the 14th floor.”
(Teoh was believed to have fallen from a window from the 14th floor of Plaza Masalam where he was earlier questioned by MACC officers).
Tan: Based on the injuries sustained by Teoh and your visits to the scene, did you find any signs which indicate Teoh was dragged?
Dr Khairul: No. There were no drag marks on Teoh’s left shoe as it had come off at the impact of the fall.
Tan: From the injuries Teoh sustained, were there any indications that he was dragged?
Dr Khairul: No.
On the DNA of the “unknown male”, Dr Khairul said, the investigators too, were curious where that came from.
“The DNA profiles (on the blazer and the belt) did not match that of the officers who assisted in the post-mortem, police officers at the scene, MACC officers and other witnesses.
“I believe that contamination may have occurred when we placed him on the autopsy table and when we took off his clothes before we conducted the post-mortem.
(Dr Khairul conducted the autopsy with forensic pathologist Dr Prashant Naresh Samberker from University Malaya Medical Centre).
Tan: The post-mortem was done at noon on July 17. Did you conduct any other post-mortem prior to Teoh’s?
Dr Khairul: No, but there were two other autopsies conducted by my medical officers. There are only two tables in the HTAR and usually after an autopsy is done, we would just wash the tables with water. We do not disinfect the tables as that is not the normal procedure.
Tan: Is it likely that Teoh’s death was homicide?
Dr Khairul: No. He did not suffer any injuries which suggest there was a struggle. Another evidence to support this would be the MACC pen found in his shirt pocket. If there was a struggle, the pen would have flung off.
Tan: Is it likely that Teoh’s death was accidental?
Dr Khairul: There is no concrete evidence to say that an accident could have occurred as it is difficult for someone who is conscious to have fallen from the window. It is, however, possible that when he was trying to open the window wide, he could have fallen off if he was sleepy. If that occurred, his body position would be different as he would have fallen head first.
Tan: Is it likely that Teoh could have committed suicide?
Dr Khairul: This is a more possible theory as there were no signs of struggle and the pen was still in his pocket. From the DNA report, there were also no DNA profiles of any MACC officers. The injuries sustained were consistent with a fall.
Inquest continues on Monday.
我会继续留意 Dr. Pornthip 给的 tips，我也只相信她给的线索，任何不对称的证据，Dr. Pornthip 的应该 overwrite 掉其他人的。