A 12-year old boy was found dead in a drain at Section 1, Bandar Rinching in Kajang today.

KUALA LUMPUR: A 12-year old boy was found dead in a drain at Section 1, Bandar Rinching in Kajang today.

Kajang police chief Assistant Commissioner Othman Nanyan said the boy's father had lodged a police report when he failed to return home at dusk.

"The boy had left his house at 9am to the car workshop. It has been his routine to volunteer helping mechanics at the workshop in his spare time. He would return home in the evening.

"However, yesterday, he failed to show up. At 8.15pm, his dad went to the workshop but it was closed. He contacted the owner who informed him that his son had gone back at 7pm," said Othman, adding that it rained heavily that evening.

After lodging a report, the man's neighbour informed him that he last saw the boy playing near a drain at the field of Section 1.

That's where they found the boy in the drain with injuries on his head.

Police have classified the case as sudden death.