NGO offers RM20,000 bounty for info on culprit in Zayn Rayyan murder case

THE Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) of Selangor is offering a RM20,000 bounty to anyone that can furnish any leads on the murder suspect of six-year-old autistic boy Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin.

According to Selangor MCPF deputy chairman Datuk Seri A. Thaiveegan, the reward would be channelled to the Selangor police in an effort to help solve the case.

“The Selangor MCPF is offering a RM20,000 reward to those who help the police with information leading to the arrest of the suspect until they are charged in court,” Thaiveegan said in a media conference at the Shah Alam police headquarters on Tuesday (Feb 6).

“This is an initiative of the Selangor MCPF which has been agreed upon by our chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah.”

Thaiveegan, who is also the former Penang police chief, attended the press conference chaired by Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan.

Meanwhile, Hussein said police have so far not found anything solid to point towards the individual involved in the case.

“Police are facing difficulty with the case. We have yet to find a single physical piece of evidence or verbal evidence that seems to point towards an individual who committed this act,” he stated.

“Even though we have tried and various efforts have been made from the beginning of December until now, for more than two months we have been investigating at the location and also other places that we think are appropriate.”

Hussein said the authorities have also used technical assistance but have yet to found anything that could lead to the arrest of the individuals, adding that the police are still continuing their efforts to track down the culprit.

He noted that the police had inspected 1,913 flat units and 216 vehicles since the murder in December. They also quizzed 5,786 people, detained 17, and collected 262 DNA samples.

“We have also taken 168 items from the area of the scene, inspected 15 closed-circuit television videos and carried out forensic investigations in 42 flat units, assisted by K9 dogs,” he added.

Zayn, an autistic six-year-old boy, was reported missing at noon on Dec 5 last year. He was found dead the next day near a stream about 200 metres from his home at Idaman Apartment with injuries to his neck.

Autopsy results revealed signs of self-defence wounds on the boy’s body and also indicated that the cause of death was from injuries to the neck believed to be caused by strangulation. – Feb 6, 2024


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