The team are currently searching for the body parts of Thajudeen, which according to the CID is at the SAITM laboratory where ex-JMO Ananda Samarasekera serves as the Head of Department of Forensic Medicine at SAITM.
In September, the CID informed Court that the missing body parts were at SAITM, however Chairman of SAITM Dr. Neville Fernando has said that his institute does not possess any skeletal remains of the late ruggerite, who was murdered.
In August, Health Ministry Secretary Anura Jayawickrema in a report submitted to the Colombo Additional Magistrate said that ex-JMO was responsible for the missing body parts of Thajudeen’s body.
Jayawickrema said that Samarasekera had acted in an irresponsible manner when conducting the first postmortem, in which Samarasekera ruled Thajudeen’s death was due to an accident. The ex-JMO had later claimed that he had handed over the body parts to two minor staff to store in a freezer but both staff members had denied this.