Cops to comply with court decision on Adib’s death

Selangor police chief Noor Azam Jamaludin.

SHAH ALAM: Police say they will comply with the verdict of the Coroner’s Court that fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was killed by “more than two unidentified persons” in the riot at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple last year.

Selangor police chief Noor Azam Jamaludin said an investigation would be launched once they receive a full report on the matter.

“We haven’t received the report yet,” he told reporters after attending the handover of duties for the new state deputy police chief, Arjunaidi Mohamed.

“If necessary, we will look back at the statements which were taken before this.”

The court today ruled that Adib’s death had been classified as a criminal case.

Coroner Rofiah Mohamad said the conclusion was reached based on testimonies from witnesses throughout the 41-day inquest into Adib’s death.

Adib died at the National Heart Institute on Dec 17, 2018, three weeks after he was injured while responding to an emergency call over the riot.