Crime & Courts

IGP says Zayn Rayyan case 90 pct complete, promises arrest [UPDATED]

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are zeroing in on a suspect in the murder of autistic child Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said their investigation into the case was 90 per cent complete.

"We are fine-tuning the details on the suspect in the murder of Zayn Rayyan.

"The case is more than 90 per cent complete. We are in the process of gathering more information. An arrest will be made.

"We are now heading towards gathering intelligence for us to possibly apprehend the suspect who matches more than 50 per cent of the statements from witnesses and information we have received.

"We believe that all out investigations have been conducted since Dec 5 (the day Zayn Rayyan disappeared) and meetings are still being held regarding the case.

"Investigations were made starting from the vicinity of the crime scene and even outside (the area). But we are still meeting a dead-end," he told reporters at the Federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman.

He said the challenges lie in understanding the motive behind any murder case.

"If its a gang fight, jealousy, or drug rivalry, we will know who to catch. But Zayn was just a 6-year-old autistic child. He does not have any enemy. So I hope the public can assist in providing new informations."

On Dec 5, Zayn Rayyan went missing from the Idaman Apartments in Damansara Damai shortly after his mother had picked him up from school.

Residents immediately mounted a search, and a missing persons report was also lodged within hours.


The next day at 10pm, his body was discovered near a creek 200m from his apartment, a location police had previously searched twice.

A post-mortem examination carried out at Sungai Buloh Hospital showed that the boy had died of strangulation. Police later classified the case as murder.

Police also believe that he was killed elsewhere before his body was dumped at the location.(link:

Most Popular
Related Article
Says Stories