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Nur Aisyah Aleya was reported missing last Sunday while she was in the custody of a married couple, the suspect and his 40-year-old wife. Pix courtesy of Police

LANGKAWI: The police today found a skull and bits of hair believed to be that of a three-year-old girl who went missing last month.

The body parts of Nur Aisyah Aleya Abdullah were found in a ravine near Gunung Raya after police were led to the area by a 37-year-old man, who was detained yesterday to assist in the probe into the girl’s disappearance.

“We have yet to find the girl's body, only the skull,” Langkawi police chief Superintendent Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said.

Nur Aisyah Aleya was reported missing last Sunday while she was in the custody of a married couple, the suspect and his 40-year-old wife.

“We have yet to find the girl's body, only the skull,” Langkawi police chief Superintendent Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said. NSTP/HAMZAH OSMAN

The girl's mother, Indonesian national Rosmaliah Samo, had gone to the couple’s house to look for her but was told that she had been given to someone else.

After they too went missing, police launched a manhunt and managed to track them down in Ampang, Selangor.

Iqbal said the couple then told police the girl had developed fits at their home and later lost consciousness after the man patted the girl several times.

The man then claimed to have stuffed the girl into a bag and left the bag in the ravine near Gunung Raya.

Police are still looking for the bag.

Iqbal said the girl’s mother would be called up for a DNA test to assist in the identification of the body parts. - Bernama

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