Stabbed father-of-two died from ‘total organ failure’

AN Uzbek father-of-two who was stabbed in a Cork suburb on New Year’s Eve died from total organ failure after losing a huge amount of blood, a coroner’s court was told yesterday.

The inquest into the death of Abduazim Sulaymanov, 39, was opened and adjourned at Cork Coroner’s Court pending the outcome of criminal proceedings.

Mr Sulaymanov was stabbed at his rented home in Pinewood, on the Ballinlough Road in Cork, on December 31. He died at Cork University Hospital on January 6.

The inquest into his death heard evidence yesterday of identity and cause of death.

Assistant state pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster said Mr Sulaymanov suffered total organ failure after losing a huge amount of blood as a result of a single stab wound to the abdomen.

His wife, Dilorom Sulaymanov, 36, who was arrested and subsequently charged with his unlawful killing, is awaiting trial.

Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane adjourned the inquest until these proceedings are completed.

When the Sulaymanov family came to Ireland about three years ago, they were first accommodated at Ashbourne Lodge in Glounthaune in east Cork while their application for asylum was being processed.

They were subsequently granted refugee status and in June 2005, they moved into their accommodation at Pinewood.

Both Mr Sulaymanov and his wife were pursuing studies, while their children, a 15-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy, attend local schools.

More recently, Mr Sulaymanov’s mother-in-law joined them from Uzbekistan and was living with them at their home.

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