PETALING JAYA: Do not speculate on the death of Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin, police say.
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said such speculation would harm the investigation.
“Such comments not only create unrest among the public but would also affect the emotions of family members who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
“The police also urge all to give us room to complete our investigation and in tracing down the suspect involved,” he said in a statement on Friday (Dec 8).
Zayn Rayyan, a six-year-old autistic boy, was found dead about 34 hours after his reported disappearance.
His body was discovered in a river near his home at Idaman Apartment in Damansara Damai at about 10pm Wednesday (Dec 6).
Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain, at a press conference on Thursday night, said that a post-mortem revealed the victim suffered injuries consistent with strangulation (compression to the neck) as well as other injuries believed to be defensive wounds.
He added that the post-mortem revealed that the victim probably died within 48 hours from when the body was found.