Is this the man who shot Col Gaddafi?
Is this the man who shot Col Gaddafi?

Contraticting official claims, a group of Libyan rebels claim to know the man who shot Col Muammar Gaddafi.

The BBC has shown footage that shows rebel fighters praising a man holding a pistol, who they say killed the Libyan dictator.

"He (was) shot before he was caught, because he (was) fighting. And I mean he was fighting with his soldiers along with a lot of shelling from everywhere," Misrata Council spokesperson Bashagha told ABC News.

Fathi Bashagha, Misrata Council spokesperson, earlier said that the tyrant died of a head injury in an ambulance whilst he was being transported to Misrate from Sirte where he was captured.

Acting Libyan Prime Minister, Mahmoud Jibril's official announcement provides another version.

"Gaddafi was taken out of a sewage pipe ... he didn't show any resistance. When we started moving him, he was hit by a bullet in his right arm, and when they put him in a truck he did not have any other injuries." He told a news conference.

"When the car was moving it was caught in crossfire between the revolutionaries and Gaddafi forces in which he was hit by a bullet in the head,'' Jibril said. "The forensic doctor could not tell if it came from the revolutionaries or from Gaddafi's forces.''