The photo taken on Oct. 21, 2011 shows the body of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Misrata, Libya.
The commander whose forces captured Muammar Gaddafi told BBC News Saturday about the final moments of the Libyan ex-leader's life, from being dragged out of the pipe to his death by gunshots.
Omran al-Oweib said Gaddafi was dragged from a drainpipe in Sirte, took a few steps, and collapsed amid gunfire, BBC News reported.
"I didn't see who killed, which weapon killed Gaddafi," Oweib said. He then took Gaddafi to a field hospital where he was pronounced dead. In his last days, Gaddafi lived the life of a fugitive—reportedly surviving on rice and pasta and moving every few days to elude capture. Gaddafi's remains, along with those of his son Mutassim, are being kept in a meat storage facility in Misrata.
Libya's Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said in an interview with the BBC on Saturday he wished former dictator Muammar Gaddafi had not been killed and instead had been put on trial for his crimes.
Hundreds of citizens in Misrata, some 200 km from Libya's capital Tripoli, wanted Saturday to have a glimpse of the country' s top man in the past four decades.
Queuing outside an African marketplace, or known as al-Tunsy market, in western Misrata, some took their children alongside, while almost everyone was having the video camera in their cellphones standby before they were allowed group by group into a huge commercial freezer in which the bodies of Gaddafi and his son Mutassim were stored, prevented from perishing.
The BBC also quoted an official from the Libyan interim foreign ministry as saying that a post-mortem examination had been done on Gaddafi's body, which would be later handed over to his relatives.
However, conflicting information exists as a source with the Misrata Military Council told Xinhua Saturday night that there were still no concrete plans among the leadership on handing over Gaddafi's corpse to any party, either his family or his tribe.
Military commanders in Misrata said on Saturday that no post-mortem would be carried out on the body of Muammar Gaddafi despite concerns over how he died.
Interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said an investigation was being conducted into the circumstances of Gaddafi's killing following his capture after several foreign governments and human rights watchdogs have posed questions. But the military leadership in Misrata, where Gaddafi's body had been stored insisted the inquiry would involve no autopsy.
A member of the NTC, who preferred anonymity, told a Xinhua reporter in Benghazi on Saturday that Gaddafi's body will be buried in an undisclosed location and will not be handed over to his family.