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‘No fatal injury on cop’s body’
Published on: Friday, March 15, 2019
By: Jo Ann Mool

KOTA KINABALU: The High Court, Thursday, heard that there was no fatal injury inflicted on the body of the police officer, who was charged with murdering a single mother in Keningau, eight years ago.

Forensic pathologist Datuk Dr Bhupinder Singh, who was the defence’s second witness, agreed with the prosecution during cross-examination that no injury was found in vital areas of on Inspector Ahmad Rizal’s body, in particular, the head, face, neck and the left side of the chest where the heart is located.

To another suggestion, Dr Bhupinder also agreed that there was only one injury on the right side of Ahmad Rizal’s chest which the right lung was located and agreed that the injury was, however, very small and superficial in nature.

He was testifying before Judge Datuk Nurchaya Hj Arshad during cross-examination by Deputy Public Prosecutor Khairuddin Mohd Idris.

Ahmad Rizal, 36, is accused of murdering Kartini Borhan, 27, between 4am and 5am on Sept 29, 2011, in a house at Taman Adika in Keningau.

He faced the death penalty if convicted under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

Ahmad Rizal was initially discharged and acquitted by another High Court judge on July 22, 2014, without his defence being called.

However, the Federal Court on March 21, 2018, ordered him to enter his defence following an appeal by the prosecution against the High Court’s decision.

On another suggestion, Dr Bhupinder agreed that the two injuries at the upper back of Ahmad Rizal, were not fatal in nature as it did not penetrate the cavity of the body but said that the injuries were close to around four or five centimetres from his spinal column. 

Dr Bhupinder also agreed to a suggestion that the two distinctive injuries located closed to the spinal column were similar in pattern and said that both of the injuries were stab wounds.

He, however, disagreed to a suggestion that the two parallel wounds and two similar injuries on the back were not in the usual or common fighting pattern.

Ahmad Rizal was represented by counsel Ram Singh together with Ridwandean Borhan, Timothy Daut and Kimberly Ye.

Trial continues.



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