London, Oct 22: The last few moments of Gaddafi's life became clearer today as pictures surfaced of the moment a handgun was pushed to his temple.
Seconds later the spluttering dictator can no longer be heard. The next scenes show the tyrant's lifeless body on the ground. His eyes are closed and he's not breathing, reports The Daily Mail.
Amid reports tonight that the National Transitional Council will hand over the dead dictator's corpse to members of his extended family, the dramatic footage may clear up some of the mystery surrounding Gaddafi's death as his widow calls for an inquiry into how her husband died.
The images appear to dispell claims from Libya's new government that the former leader was killed by crossfire on the way to hospital. Instead, they point to a frenzied execution surrounded by jeering rebels.
Gadaffi is pushed around among a group of rebels as he sits slumped on the ground. He's then driven away in a truck.
Gaddafi says on the recording: 'What are you doing? It's not allowed in Islamic law. What you are doing is forbidden.
'What you're doing is wrong, guys. Do you know what is right or wrong?'
The young men scream 'Muammar, you dog!' as their former leader wipes at blood covering the left side of his head, neck and left shoulder.
Gaddafi gestures to the young men to be patient, and says 'What's going on?' as he wipes fresh blood from his temple and glances at his palm.
A young fighter later is shown carrying a boot and screaming, 'This is Muammar's shoe! This is Muammar's shoe! Victory! Victory!'
'Keep him alive, keep him alive!' someone shouts. 'This is for Misrata, you dog,' said one man slapping him.
Another rebel screams: 'God is great. God is omnipotent.' And as Gaddafi begs for mercy, a fighter says: 'Shut up, you dog.'
Gaddafi was still alive when he was captured hiding in a storm drain outside his home town of Sirte, but he had blood streaming down the side of his face.
Government fighters hauled him onto the bonnet of a Toyota pick-up truck with the intention, one of them said, of getting him through the crowd of fellow fighters and to an ambulance parked about 500 metres away.
Gaddafi can be heard in one video saying 'God forbids this' several times as slaps from the crowd rain down on his head.
Misrata, one of the heartlands of the anti-Gaddafi rebellion, suffered months of siege and artillery bombardment at the hands of his forces.
Another video shows Gaddafi being heaved off the bonnet of the truck and dragged towards a car, then pulled down by his hair.
But another man in the crowd lets out a high-pitched hysterical scream. Gaddafi then goes out of view and gunshots ring out.
Another video resumes moments later that shows Gaddafi dead on the ground. He has clearly been killed.
The light conditions are the same and the same frenzied atmosphere can be heard. The same footwear seen in the first recording are also in the second.
The ambulance driver, Ali Jaghdoun, said Gaddafi was dead when he picked him up and he then drove the body to the city of Misrata. ' I didn't try to revive him because he was already dead, Jaghdoun said.
Gaddafi's golden gun was stripped from him. He also had a silver gun.
Acting prime minister Mahmoud Jibril said today that investigations into who shot Gaddafi were continuing.
He gave his own account of the likely events leading up to the death of the former Libyan leader.
He said: 'It seems that he was involved in a battle between the Qatari security brigades of Gaddafi and the freedom fighters. And he was hiding in some sort of a sewage tube. One of the mercenaries, he's a Mauritanian, when he was caught he told the freedom fighters that Gaddafi was hiding in the tube,' said Mr Jibril.
'So they went there and they brought him out and they were taking him to that truck to take him to a field hospital.
'On their way they got in crossfire between the freedom fighters and the security brigades. He was shot in the head. We don't know whether he was shot by the freedom fighters or the security brigades.'
His body is currently on show in a meat locker next to his dead son Mutassim. However, rebels have pointed away part of his skull in an apparent attempt to hide a bullet hole.
Bullet wounds can be seen to his chest and the top of his left arm. A witness who was able to get close to the body said she could see gunpowder residue around the wounds - which is often consistent with being shot at close range. Visitors to the locker are now being given masks to wear because of the smell of rotting flesh.
One senior figure among the fighters in Misrata said that he was ashamed of the way one man broke the news of Gaddafi's death to his daughter, Aisha, who happened to call him on a mobile phone minutes after he was shot.
'Aisha called and one of the revolutionaries answered her,' the commander said. 'He said: ''It's over. Abu Shafshufa died''.'
Using a nickname derived from Gaddafi's distinctive long ringlets he said that 'Old Fuzzhead' had been an affront to decency.
Aisha, her mother and two of her brothers fled to Algeria after the fall of Tripoli. Aisha gave birth on the day she arrived. The government in Algiers angered the NTC by refusing to send them back.
But an Algerian newspaper on Saturday quoted official sources saying that, following the death of the head of the family, they might now reconsider.
In a statement on a Syria-based pro-Gaddafi television station, the ousted dictator's family asked for the bodies of Gaddafi, his son Mo'tassim, and others: 'We call on the UN, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference and Amnesty International to force the Transitional Council to hand over the martyrs' bodies to our tribe in Sirte and to allow them to perform their burial ceremony in accordance with Islamic customs and rules,' the statement said.
Colonel Gaddafi's widow has backed international demands yesterday for an inquiry into his killing.
But leaders of the new government rufused to hand over the body. 'There will be no post-mortem today, nor any day,' Misrata military council spokesman Fathi al-Bashaagha said. 'No one is going to open up his body.'
Rebel fighters apparently executed the wounded dictator having captured him alive.
As celebrations over the death of the 69-year-old tyrant continued throughout Libya, officials of the ruling National Transitional Council were forced to delay his secret burial for further examination of his battered body.
One of the rebels who said he took part in the capture said Gaddafi was shot and wounded at the last minute by one of his own men.