Arshad Sharif sustained multiple injuries before death: Autopsy report
Senior journalist Arshad Sharif, who was shot dead by Kenyan police last month in an alleged case of ‘mistaken identity’, sustained multiple injuries, according to a report of the autopsy conducted by Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).
Investigative sources, citing the post-mortem report of PIMS Hospital, said, it seems that the speculations of brutal torture on Arshad Sharif before murder may be true.
An eight-member medical board which conducted the autopsy on October 26, a day after the body was received from Nairobi, was of the opinion that “all the injuries were antemortem in nature”.
The term antemortem injuries” is used for injuries that occur before death.
Sources quoting the report said that Arshad Sharif’s death was due to bullet injury as his brain and right lung were damaged, but the autopsy report revealed that Arshad Sharif’s clavicle (collar bone) on the right side and the third rib on the right side was also fractured.
The upper bone on the left side of the slain journalist’s brain was missing. During the post-mortem, doctors found dozens of injury marks all over the body, sources added.
According to the autopsy report, four nails of Arshad Sharif’s left hand were missing, while the nail bed of his middle and ring fingers was also bruised. His left eye was found black as well, they added.
Sources further said that the eight-member medical board is of the opinion that these injuries were sufficient to cause death in the ordinary course of nature.