Islamabad - Though post-mortem report failed to reveal actual cause of death of the Saudi cadet, there remain reasons to view the circumstances as suspicious.

Twenty-three-year-old Saudi national, Fawaz Mashan s/o Mashan was found dead in a guesthouse located at street 40, G-7/4, Islamabad, in the jurisdiction of Aabpara police station on October 17. He was a foreign cadet at the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul in the garrison city of Abbottabad and had come to Islamabad to meet a friend.

According to the post-mortem report of the deceased, the 5-member medical board found blood-stained material coming out of the mouth of the deceased, besides observing abnormal liver colour, skull wound and deeply cyanosed feet of the deceased.

The medical board of the Federal Government Services Hospital that performed autopsy of the Saudi national, however, said post-mortem failed to reveal apparent cause of the death. “Exact cause of death at this stage cannot be established,” the report said.

The board reported blood-stained material coming out of the right side of the mouth.

It also reported a wound in the middle of the skull measuring 1×1cm which was muscle deep. The report further said that smell just like alcohol was coming from un-digestive food contents of the stomach. It said the colour of liver of the deceased was not normal.

The board, however, dispatched organs of the deceased including piece of stomach, liver, spleen, kidney, lung, brain, piece of skin, piece of small intestine, whole heart to chemical examiner to determine the cause of death of the Saudi national. The examination of the body was conducted on October 22 and the report was finalized on October 23.

Another foreigner Yazeed Hassan Alshari s/o Abdullah, also a friend of the deceased, has identified the body following his sudden and unexpected death. Questions surround the sudden death of the Saudi cadet after the post-mortem proved inconclusive.

Earlier, the Saudi diplomat had turned down the request for an autopsy saying the family of the deceased will take a decision in this regard. Sources told The Nation that the deceased was the son of a high-rank Saudi intelligence officer.