Zayn Rayyan murder: There was no sign of abuse, says police

PETALING JAYA: Police confirmed that there were no signs of abuse found on the body of Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan (pic) said that the post-mortem examination shows that there were no signs of old injuries found on the body.

“The parents of this child have taken good care of him. Speculations that he was abused are incorrect. The public is advised not to make baseless statements that could disrupt the police investigation and the family's sensitivity," he said to reporters on Friday night (Dec 08).

He said that several items had been sent to the laboratory for analysis.

He added that fingerprint results and the results of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing would take two to three days.

“I assure you that the police will do their level best until the suspect is caught and brought to justice," said Comm Hussein.

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 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 examination revealed that 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 examination also showed that the victim probably died within 48 hours of when the body was found.

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