Wednesday 17 October 2018

Inquest of toddler (3) found with stab wounds hears dad arrived home to Ireland to find his son deceased

An emotional Khalid Omran (far right), the father of three-year-old Omar Omran who died in a stabbing tragedy in Dublin helps carry his son’s remains outside the mosque in Clonskeagh. Photo: Steve Humphreys
An emotional Khalid Omran (far right), the father of three-year-old Omar Omran who died in a stabbing tragedy in Dublin helps carry his son’s remains outside the mosque in Clonskeagh. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Louise Roseingrave

The father of a three year old boy found with stab wounds said he arrived home from abroad to find his son was deceased.

Khalid Omran, father of toddler Omar Omran, gave evidence at an inquest into his son’s death. Little Omar was found with stab wounds at his home at the Riverside Apartments, Poddle Park, Kimmage, Dublin 12. He died on July 10 2017.

Dublin Coroner’s Court heard that legal proceedings have commenced in relation to the little boy’s death and Inspector Liam Kelly applied for an adjournment of proceedings under section 25 (2) of the Coroner’s Act. Reading his deposition from the witness box, Khalid Omran gave evidence of how he formally identified his son to Gardai.

“On July 11 2017 I returned to Ireland from Iraq to find my son deceased,” he said. The following day, he formally identified his son to Gardai.

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan conducted a post-mortem examination and gave the cause of the child’s death as multiple stab wounds.

Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane extended her condolences to the child’s father and adjourned the inquest until after all other proceedings are completed.

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