A six-year-old boy with autism was reported missing from his home in Perak yesterday, 6 September
Kampar police chief Supt Hasron Nazri Hashim told New Straits Times that Muhammad Fayyadh Ukasyah's father filed a missing person report last night at 7.50pm.
The boy, who is also deaf, ventured out of his home at Taman Kinta Baru last night and was last seen wearing a diaper and a green BoBoiBoy T-shirt.
The boy's mother, Nur Shamimi Abdul Malek, said that her son was believed to have gone missing about 6.30pm
Hasron explained, "She has been looking for the boy at their residential area some 50m from their home but he was nowhere to be found. She then returned home and asked for her neighbours' help to find the boy."
The mother then called her husband who was working at a factory at the time.
"About 7.10pm, the father arrived home and had also informed the neighbours of his missing son. Investigations also found the front door of the house and the gate were open and unlocked during the incident," he said, adding that the case has been classified as missing person.
The boy was found dead in a mining pond near his home the next day
In another report by New Straits Times, Hasron said the boy's body was found floating in the pond located about 80m from his home.
He also noted that there is no element of foul play in this case and the body will be taken to the Kampar Hospital for post-mortem.
Meanwhile, Nur Shamimi said that her son had never gone to the mining pond area.
"The gate was opened as his brother just returned home after playing with the neighbours' children. He had forgotten to close it. I was in the shower at the time and after I came out and saw the gate opened, I knew immediately Fayyadh would have gone out as he was kind of hyperactive too," she explained.
"I told my eldest son to look for Fayyadh. He usually went to the playground but he wasn't there," she added.
Nur Shamimi, who has five children, said that she was saddened by the death because Fayyadh was close to her and always held her legs before sleeping.
"We gave him extra attention at home due to his condition. We didn't expect this to happen but I accept it as God's will," she said.