Article By: Staff Reporter
Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, was stabbed as well as shot, according to a leaked medical report, says The Daily Mail.
The document, which was penned by a paramedic who was at the crime scene, adds that the 28-year-old was not sexually assaulted.
The Declaration of Death document was reportedly compiled by the paramedic at 7.59am on 14 November, just an hour-and-a-half after police found Anni’s body in the back of the allegedly hijacked vehicle.
This information contradicts the findings of a ballistics expert, who was apparently commissioned by the legal team representing her husband Shrien, who said she was shot through the hand, suggesting some sort of struggle.
In the ‘description of incident’ field, the document states that Anni was discovered “lying on her back and side. Wound to neck and wounds to medial scapula in the middle of her back”.
“Unable to determine if wound in neck is gunshot wound,” is also included in the document, which makes no mention of injuries to the victim’s hands.
A medical officer who attended the scene told The Daily Mail: “I didn’t see any wounds on her hands. I didn’t examine them but I’m sure if she was shot I would have noticed blood coming from her hands.
“The only wounds I noticed were the bullet wounds in her neck and two or three stab wounds on her back from a knife with a blade half-an-inch [wide].
“Her clothes were intact. There was no sign that there had been an attempted sexual attack or fighting. Her clothes were neat, like when you lay a baby down and pull her clothes nicely. There was no evidence of a struggle.
“She looked like someone who had maybe passed out after drinking or had been sedated. It looked as if someone in the passenger seat had leant over and shot her in the neck. I got the definite impression that she was executed.”
In November, Anni Dewani’s body was found in the back of a vehicle which was allegedly hijacked in a township near Cape Town. Shrien Dewani and the driver were unharmed in the incident.
Three suspects, including the driver, have since been arrested. Shrien Dewani, who was officially implicated by the driver, is out on bail in Britain, and expected to fight South Africa’s extradition attempts.