Sombre gathering: Zulfarhan’s relatives waiting at Taman Bandar Uda Utama in Johor Baru for the body to arrive from Kuala Lumpur.
JOHOR BARU: The family of the late navy cadet officer Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain hopes that stern action will be taken against those who are responsible for his death.
The victim’s uncle Sanip Ngadi, 65, said he was devastated when he heard the news from Zulfarhan’s parents yesterday.
“I hope a thorough investigation will be carried out and those who are responsible for his death should be punished,” the retired navy man told reporters here.
Sanip described Zulfarhan, the first son of four children in the family, as a kind person and hoped that his soul received blessings and would be placed among the righteous.
“I believe that there was no hostility between him and his friends as Zulfarhan was a very soft-spoken and polite young man.
“He was a very kind person and I doubt he had any bad relationship with anyone there,” he added.
Relatives and neighbours gathered at the victim’s home in Bandar Uda Utama to pay their respects.
It is learnt that his body would be brought back from Hospital Serdang and buried at the Muslim cemetery in Jalan Kebun Teh here.
Meanwhile, the victim’s cousin Mohd Nuridhuan Saadon, 30, described Zulfarhan as a very down-to-earth sort.
“If you got to know Zulfarhan in person, you would understand how kind and soft-hearted he was,” Mohd Nuridhuan said.
“He always respected the elderly. I don’t think he would cause any trouble.”