Crime & Courts

Police seal off Zayn Rayyan crime scene as investigation nears conclusion

KUALA LUMPUR: As the police enters the final stage of investigation into Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin's death, they have closed off the crime scene area from media personnel.

The media had gathered at Block R of Idaman Apartment, Damansara Damai, here, nearby the crime scene at 9am but was told by police to move away from the area.

This, they said was to ensure that investigation processes were not disrupted.

As of 1pm, the Bukit Aman forensics team and police's K9 Detection Unit were nowhere to be seen.

Yesterday, a squad of four forensics police officers was seen carrying four paper bags from Zayn's home.

Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan has confirmed to the Press that the squad was carrying samples to help with the investigation.

It was reported that the police took 228 DNA samples from the residence of the mentioned apartment.

This investigation follows the case of Zayn Rayyan who was noticed missing at 12.30 noon on Tuesday before his mother made announcements on social media and filed a police report.

After more than 30 hours of being missing, the body of the six-year-old victim was found near a river about 200m from his residence in Block R, Idaman Apartments, Damansara Damai.

A forensic examination at the Sungai Buloh Hospital Forensic Department yesterday found evidence of injuries to Zayn Rayyan's neck and body, suspected to be the result of a criminal act.

Following this, the case previously classified as sudden death has been reclassified as murder and is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

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