KUALA LUMPUR: The parents of a five-year-old boy, found dead along the Kampung Kemensah river in Hulu Kelang here today, wants justice over his death.
The boy, Noor Amila Edrus Norsham, went missing from a surau near his home in Jinjang Utara on Thursday.
He is believed to have been abducted and killed before his body was thrown into a ravine near the river.
His father, Norsyam Jalil, labeled those who killed his son as "heartless."
"The person who did this to him 'tak berhati perut' (heartless).
"He was five. He knew nothing," said Norsyam, 63.
He said he did not get to see his son. However, the boy's identity was confirmed based on what he was wearing.
“He was a good son. At the age of four, he was already good at reciting the Quran, diligent at performing prayers and had been consistently going to the surau.
"He was gone too soon,” said Norsyam.
He said he was unable to see his son for one last time, as doctors said the body was not in good condition.
Norsyam said he accepted his son's death as God’s will.
It is leant that Noor Amilia will be buried at the Muslim cemetery in Batu 5, Sungai Emas after Isyak prayer tonight.
Noor Amila's body was discovered in the bushes down a ravine at about 12.30pm.
City police deputy chief Datuk Abdul Hamid Mohd Ali when contacted, confirmed the discovery.
"The body belonged to the boy who was reported missing in Jinjang.
"Police have detained a 25-year-old relative on Wednesday in Kepong. After taking his statements, a team of policemen was dispatched to the scene where the body was found," he said.
Abdul Hamid said policemen had scoured the area since last night (Wednesday) but failed to locate the remains due to low light conditions.
"We took the suspect to the same location today where we recovered the body in a ravine near the river.
"We are still investigating the case and are awaiting a forensic report," said Abdul Hamid who declined to comment further on the case.
The remains of Noor Amila was taken to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital Forensic Unit for post-mortem. At press time, family members were present at the hospital.