Saturday, May 23, 2009

Prabhakaran's head injury

Here's a first look at the head injury on the man the Lankan govt claims is Prabhakaran. What does this injury prove? If any forensic/ballistic/military experts happen to read this, please do offer us your comments on what the injury tells you about how Prabhakaran must have been killed.

23 comments :

Anonymous said...

in lasr post HA HA u said he is alvive

and now u are showing he dead

waht is this mystry

Shiv Aroor said...

anon: that post is an artist's impression, for godsake! not to say that he's really dead. and read what i've written in the current post carefully.

sushanta said...

Hi,shiv i am no expert on this ,however according to lankan sources it was claimed that he died of gunshot wounds, and here in this picture it looks more like a sharpnel wound , is it poosible that while trying to escape in the ambulance he was hit by RPG ( I have seen SLA carry those rpg-7).

Anonymous said...

Its a close range bullet shot.
The man has been shot with a military (Hipowered weapon)at point blank range. The bullet enters above the eye probably from an angle viewed from the abdomen and it rips off the top of the skull on exit.

Anonymous said...

I sent this photo to my brother who is a cardiologist in Delhi. Even though he is no expert in ballistics or forensics he said that the above head wound clearly looks like a bullet injury and not shrapnel. He says that the bullets had entered the skull from behind near the top right. He says the fracture pattern of the skull proves that the force of impact was delivered by a fast moving small projectile of regular or uniform shape. He also said that looking at the deep and large fracture in the skull, it is evident that the wound was caused by the entry of multiple bullets into the skull not necessarily at point blank range. He clearly refutes the shrapnel theory because according to him if an irregular shaped shrapnel had penetrated the skull, it would have followed an irregular path inside the cranium thereby disturbing the intra-cranial matter and shifting their position. This would have resulted in the severing of the optical nerve and the subsequent withdrawal or sinking of the eyes into their sockets. But in media photos, the body's eyes are open and well in place. He says without a closer examination it is impossible to determine if it was a point blank shot or not.

p mukherjee said...

Redundant discussion. He is dead, period.

anjan shankar said...

thalaivar was shot dead point blank by the pussy lankans who did not have the balls to take him alive. shiv i saw your story about pottu amman. i hope against hope it is correct. if pottu amman is alive, the days will be numbered for the dastardly coward rajapakse brothers. this is my wish. this is my desire. to see their blood on the streets of lanka.

ankur_narayan said...

okay. some irrelevant ranting on this post.

Shiv - could you possibly speak to some Indian Army/ Civil medical experts to get their opinions?

the terminator said...

If Rajapakse brothers and the morbid bloodletting bhuddist lovers think for a moment that they have dessimated the LTTE and their aim to establish an autonomous entity in Sri Lanka, they must be really stupid. You can only kill the body of the Tamils but not their aspirations. One Prabhakaran gone but thousands would replace him.

The next round will see the demise of Rajapakse and his Chinese loving evil regime.

It is a matter of time when the top Sri Lankan ministers and army would find their death from the hands of LTTE suicide bombers.

Should that happen, history would have repeated and come one full circle.

Anonymous said...

reading all this ranting, one could believe that a saint just died! he has more blood on his hands than any one can imagine. child soldiers, suicide bombers, assassination of tamil politicians of other tamil groups, exhortations, Gandhi, etc... i could go on and on so let's not shed a single tear for him.....

Anonymous said...

He is dead. lets move on.

Shivi said...

Absolutely!! This is a time to rejoice. A murderer, terrorist of the worst kind has been eliminated. Not some saint or freedom fighter as some of the ranters would have you believe.

Anonymous said...

I feel ashamed by the act of indian govt..partiality in attitude towards Tamilians..i felt like being different in my own land which i loved most..

Anonymous said...

regret cardiologist's opinion is pure BS.

Anonymous said...

It's a point blank bullet shot

sak said...

Since the entire North Indian media didnt drop a tear for 20000 innocent tamil civilians killed or maimed by the barbarian srilankan army with all satellite imagery,naval blockade and trianing given by Indian government,from now on i will also rejoice at the death of every North Indian at the hands of the muslim terrorists.I am ashamed to call myself an Indian.india is the only traitor nation in the world that assists mass scale slaughter of it own race by another race.

fighterclass said...

looks he got a sledgehammer from Triple H.....Ric Flair might have assisted in smuggling the hammer to the war zone.

Raoul said...

Looks like sharpnel. Defintely not a gun shot.

Anonymous said...

since Sak does not shed a single tear for all the "north indian" soldiers in the IPKF (not that they give a damn) killed by LTTE trained, armed, and funded by the animals in delhi, he/she is welcome to renounce indian citizenship, and join his "sun god"

Anonymous said...

iwud not callmyself an expert but knowing a lot more than a commoner on explosives this is not a gun shot a shot at point blan doesnt open ur head its neither a sharpnel as sharpnels are small and cause multiple small wound with long paths, this is either a mortar shell hit or a blast after effects

Anonymous said...

as a "commoner", i say anonymous (thankfully) is speaking through his hat, and has never seen the aftermath of a mortar bomb blast.

Anonymous said...

when the news flashed intially it was in the declared that the lankan army officer has shot him at close range....after sometime the reason was senored.

Ash "AshTray" Divay said...

That's a heavy round possibly 7.62mm Automatic fire(AK). Specially at close range and the two major impact points are close together.