Contradicting the account of Moammar Gadhafi's death given by acting Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, the Misrata Military Council, which now has his body, said Friday that Gadhafi was not shot dead.
A spokesman for the Misrata Military Council, Fathi Bashagha, said Gadhafi died of a head injury in an ambulance while being taken to Misrata from Sirte, where he was captured. He said Gadhafi's body will be buried later Friday after conducting a DNA test.
Gadhafi was taken out of a sewage pipe ... he didn't show any resistance. When we started moving him, he was hit by a bullet in his right arm, and when they put him in a truck he did not have any other injuries,'' Jibril told a news conference, reading from a forensic report.
When the car was moving it was caught in crossfire between the revolutionaries and Gadhafi forces in which he was hit by a bullet in the head,'' Jibril said. The forensic doctor could not tell if it came from the revolutionaries or from Gadhafi's forces.''
Gadhafi was fatally injured on his head immediately after being dragged out of his hiding place, a sewer, before he was in the custody of rebel fighters, not shot in the head by the rebels, which is Jibril's official version of events.
He (was) shot before he was caught, because he (was) fighting. And I mean he was fighting with his soldiers along with a lot of shelling from everywhere, Bashagha told ABC News.
When asked if he had any doubts regarding the identity of the person believed to be Col. Gadhafi, Bashagha said he was absolutely sure the dead body was Gadhafi's, asserting that there was no question.
Graphic video footage and photographs of Gadhafi shows the magnitude of humiliation the Libyan dictator suffered in his final moments.
Video: Minutes Before Gadhafi's Execution