Adib inquest team visits Seafield temple area, fire station

Coroner Rofiah Mohamad (centre) with other members of the inquest in Seafield, Subang Jaya, visiting the site where fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was allegedly attacked.

SUBANG JAYA: The inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim today adjourned for a site visit of the area surrounding the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman temple, where he was allegedly assaulted during violent protests on Nov 27 last year.

Coroner Rofiah Mohamad inspected the area along Jalan Usaha heading towards the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP).

She was accompanied by conducting officers Hamdan Hamzah and Zhafran Hamzah, as well as lawyers for Adib’s family and the housing and local government ministry.

Fireman Md Eliza Mohd Noor, who was the second witness to testify at the inquest yesterday, was also present to brief the inquest team on what transpired when the fire and rescue team arrived to douse vehicles set ablaze during the fracas.

The inquest then visited the fire and rescue station in SS17, Subang Jaya, to look at the van and fire rescue tender (FRT) truck which were allegedly attacked during the temple violence.

The proceeding continues this afternoon at the Shah Alam Sessions Court.

The inquest was called by the government amid conflicting claims on the cause of Adib’s death.

Adib was part of the response team sent from the Subang Jaya fire and rescue station on Nov 27 last year. He died at the National Heart Institute on Dec 17.