PETALING JAYA: The autopsy on six-year-old Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin revealed that he possibly struggled with his murderer.
Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the post mortem revealed the victim suffered injuries consistent with strangulation (compression to the neck) as well as other injuries believed to be defensive wounds.
"To protect the dignity of the deceased and family thats all I can say for now.
"What we know for certain based on the post mortem is that the cause of death is not drowning but strangulation," he told reporters at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters on Thursday (Dec 7).
He said the post mortem revealed that the victim probably died within 48 hours from when the body was found.
"Now our investigation will back track as much as possible for us to get as close to the incident as possible.
"Based on our investigations and checks with the people in the area the place where the body was found is not frequented by many as it is not a daily passage way.
"For someone to go there, we think the suspect was previously exposed to the area," he said adding that they did not rule out the possibility that the suspect is from the area.
He said police believe the victim was killed somewhere else before the body was left at the scene where it was recovered.
He urged anyone with any information on the case to contact the Petaling Jaya police headquarters at 03-7966 2222.