He ruled out suicide or homicide as the cause of death. He also said,
"I rule out verdict of suicide,” he told a packed courtroom.
Azmil said that pathologists Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand and Dr Shahidan Md Noor both found evidence of bruising to the deceased's neck.
Both found that the neck injury could have caused a reduction of oxygen to the brain, leading to “celebral edema, mild or moderate hypoxia, confusion, fainting and decreased motor control”.
“(Dr Shahidan) submitted that the consequences of such an injury raise serious doubts as to the capability of the deceased exiting the window unassisted, both physically and mentally,” said the coroner.
“Evidence showed that Teoh did not have these injuries when he went into the MACC office, and you and I know he never left the MACC office.
“So how did he come by these injuries and who is responsible? These questions are of grave significance!!
Teoh, 30, was found dead on July 16, 2009 on the fifth floor landing of Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, after overnight interrogation by the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission at its office on the 14th floor of the building.
The inquest, which began on July 29, 2009, has been fraught with controversy, with expert witnesses giving contradicting evidence on the circumstances of Teoh's death.
Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand testified that she was certain that it was not a case of suicide as the second autopsy conducted found neither defensive injuries on the deceased limbs nor a fracture on the skull typical of suicide by jumping.
She disagreed with British pathologist Dr Peter Vanezis, who testified that the fracture found on Teoh's left ankle showed that he landed on his feet, and that he was concious when the fell.
Coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas states that 37 witnesses testified including 12 expert witnesses. He adds that his duty is to determine how Teoh died, where he died, when he died and "if any person is criminally concerned in the cause of death".
He notes that Teoh died about 11.15am on July 16.
"Teoh was alive upon impact on the fifth floor. The cause of death was multiple injuries sustained by fall."
Teoh's handwriting samples were never obtained so it cannot be proved that he wrote the 'final note'; the coroner also said the MACC relied heavily upon to prove suicide on grounds that Teoh had felt guilty.
"I can only conclude that the note was authored by Teoh but cannot say it was a suicide note.
Teoh's sister Lee Lan is inconsolable, crying incontrollably. Her parents appear devastated but stoic.
The family of deceased political aide Teoh Beng Hock will turn to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to make good of his word and instruct the opening of a Royal Commission of Inquiry, following the open verdict delivered in the inquest today.
“We want Najib to open a Royal Commission because we are unsatisfied with the verdict. So much evidence pointed to homicide so why couldn't the coroner find in that favour?
Soon after Teoh's death, Najib has promised the family that he will instruct a Royal Commission of Inquiry to be held on the matter if the family found the inquest, which began on 29 July, 2009, unsatisfactory.
My Comments on this!
If TBH did not commit suicide, and it was not an accident! Then what else is there but murder!!
The only proper question is WHO!?!? This is a dumb verdict!! It is a simple yes or no verdict!!
I hope all Malaysian who are not satisfied with this verdict will show Najib and BN how to give a proper verdict!
KICK BN OUT!!!