Adib’s family happy with inquest findings

Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s brother, Muhammad Asyraf (in chequered shirt), speaks to reporters outside the Coroner’s Court in Shah Alam today.

SHAH ALAM: The brother of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim says the family is satisfied with the verdict of an inquest classifying his death as a criminal case.

“As of now, there will be no civil suits,” Muhammad Asyraf told reporters outside the Coroner’s Court here today, adding: “Who would we sue?”

He also said his parents would be travelling to Kuala Lumpur this evening.

Coroner Rofiah Mohamad earlier ruled that Adib was likely killed by “more than two persons”, and that the blunt force trauma sustained to his chest was not caused by himself or through accident.

This is in line with the testimony of UiTM physics lecturer Amir Rafzi Ab Ghani, who suggested that Adib had been pulled out of the Emergency Medical Rescue Services van during the riot outside the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Seafield last November.

Adib died at the National Heart Institute on Dec 17, 2018 after succumbing to injuries sustained after he was despatched to the scene.

Asyraf arrived at the court complex here earlier accompanied by Adib’s fiancee, Nurul Najihah Mohd Radzi.

Nurul Najihah, who did not attend the inquest proceedings, cried as she told reporters she was happy with its verdict.

She and Adib were supposed to be married in December.