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Gaddafi died from a gunshot wound: Doc

world Updated: Oct 24, 2011 00:29 IST

Muammar Gaddafi died from a gunshot wound, a doctor involved in an overnight autopsy on the former Libyan leader’s body said on Sunday.

“He died because of a gunshot wound. It is obvious,” Dr Othman el-Zentani said, giving no details about whether it was from an apparent gunshot wound on the left side of Gaddafi’s head.

“There are still several issues. We have to pass (the report) to the prosecutor general. But everything will be revealed publicly. Nothing will be hidden,” Zentani said.

The autopsy was carried out at a morgue in Misrata, about 200km east of Tripoli.

But no foreign or independent officials were present, he added.

Local officials said Gaddafi’s body would now be brought back to the cold store at an old market in Misrata where it has been on public display.

Zentani said the report would now go to the attorney general’s office before being released to the public.