The Prophet tells us: "...er, what happened to the findings of electrocution or poisoning? Dubai's keystone kops (sic ba) seem to change their story more often thn they change their socks." The Dubai police formulated hypotheses as to what caused Mabhouh's death. One of the first was that he was electrocuted and then suffocated, making it look as if he died of natural causes. In the light of the toxicology report findings (succinylcholine chloride or suxamethonium chloride, a neuromuscular blocking agent inducing muscle paralysis, commonly used in anaesthesia, was found in the victim's blood) the hypothesis can be adjusted. This agent must be administered intramuscularly or intravenously (quicker than i.m.) and therefore the subject needs to be restrained or knocked out briefly. An electric shock will do that. After the suxamethonium was given the only thing needed was to smother the victim gently with a pillow. Makes it look like death from natural causes.
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