Crime & Courts

Police deny Zayn Rayyan a victim of abuse

PETALING JAYA: There were no signs of old injuries due to abuse found on the body of autistic boy Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin, according to Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan.

He refuted claims by some parties that Zayn Rayyan was a victim of abuse.

"There were no signs of abuse found on the victim's body. The child's parents took good care of him. Speculations that he was abused are incorrect. The public is advised not to make baseless statements that can disrupt police investigation and the family's sensitivity," he said to reporters when met at the Idaman Apartment here today (December 8).

After being reported missing at noon on Tuesday (December 5) in Damansara Damai, the six-year-old child was found dead in a stream near his family home the following day, about 200 metres from the apartment block in Idaman Apartment, Damansara Damai.

Following a post-mortem conducted at Sungai Buloh Hospital yesterday, Zayn Rayyan's death is being investigated as a murder case.

Hussein added that 50 police personnel are involved in the task force set up to investigate the case.

"So far, we have recorded some statements and have sent some evidence to the Chemistry Department. The fingerprint results and the results of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing will be obtained in the next two to three days," he said.

Furthermore, Hussein said that they will expand the radius of the investigation area along the stream where the child was found. He also said that they have flown drones in the area this afternoon to map and identify potential rat routes that could be used to enter and exit the area.

"Police are also gathering information on this case from house to house. There are 18 blocks in this apartment complex, housing 2,484 units, and so far, we have completed interviews with residents in three blocks, and it will be continued until all are completed," he said. — Bernama

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