PETALING JAYA: After facing her most harrowing week, mother to Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin expressed her grief to the public about the tragic discovery of her six-year-old son.
Ismanira Abdul Manaf, 28, posted an Instagram story on her public account sharing a black and white photo of her and a child presumed to be a younger version of her eldest son.
"Until we meet again abang, wait for mommy okay? I miss hugging, kissing and playing with you terribly. You will always be irreplaceable as my eldest.
"Forgive my shortcomings when raising you," she wrote in a caption alongside the photo on Saturday (Dec 9).
Ismanira also apologised to her friends for not being able to reply to messages or answer calls as the mobile phones belonging to her and her husband, Zaim Ikhwan Zahari, 28, were still in police’s possession for investigation purposes.
"I am sorry, I am not ignoring (you). I was able to log in to my Instagram account using someone’s handphone."
Ismanira also described the incident as the hardest challenge in her life.
"Thank you all for sending your prayers. I plead to all to send me strength to go through this as I am still overwhelmed with emotions," she said.
Zayn, a non-verbal autistic child who had been missing since Tuesday (Dec 5) was found dead 34 hours after at a river just 200m away from his home Idaman Apartments in Damansara Damai.
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan confirmed that marks had been found on the body and neck during post-mortem.
The case was now being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, he said.