The 5-Year-Old Boy Who Went Missing In Jinjang Was Brutally Murdered And Dumped
5-year-old Noor Amila Edrus was tortured for nine hours before he died from asthma attack
The police was searching for Noor Amila Edrus Norsham ever since he went missing in Jinjang Utara on 11 August. One week later, the police found his remains in a bush in Kampung Kemensah, Hulu Kelang with his head separated from the body.
The media have since revealed some gruesome details related to the little boy's death.
According to China Press, the suspect locked up Noor Amila in a garage and left him to starve as he was not given any food or drink.
The kidnapper also gagged Noor Amila and tied him up for nine hours before the five-year-old boy finally succumbed to an asthma attack that claimed his life.
"The suspect is a quiet person who seldom mixes with other people."
According to an employee of a car wash located near the suspect's motor workshop, the suspect was "always alone" and did not have any other workers.
"I always see him alone at the workshop which would only open when his regular customers contacted him for car repairs," said the worker who only wanted to be identified as Mat Deris.
According to Noor Amila's father, the suspect, who is a relative, had even joined in the search for the five-year-old when he was still missing.
"He was quiet and mysterious. We noticed that he disliked Noor Amila as he would constantly scold him for making noise but we never expected him to do such a thing," Norrihan Bakar, Noor Amila's stepmother was quoted as saying by Straits Times.
The suspect was arrested on 15 August to facilitate investigations.
19 AUG: "I'm sorry mom, I'm really sorry, later if there's time I'll come home and sleepover."
Those were the last words from the little Noor Amila Edrus Norsham's to his mother during the last Hari Raya.
Siti Nursharmila Tengku Hanafiah's five-year-old son, Noor Amila, reportedly went missing while playing at the Jinjang Utara on 11 August, Thursday.
According to news reports, Noor Amila and his younger sibling live with his father and stepmother in Jinjang Utara.
His father lodged a police report after he was last seen at about 7.20pm near a surau at the Jinjang Utara longhouse, close to his home.
The search for Noor Amila came to an end when the police found Noor Amila's remains in the undergrowth in Kampung Kemensah, Hulu Kelang yesterday, 18 August.
Following the shocking find, Siti Nursharmila was in deep sorrow, knowing that she will never hear from his son ever again. The last time she met her son was on the first day of Hari Raya in Kepong.
"The first day of Hari Raya was the last moment spent with Edrus," she told Bernama.
Siti Nursharmila could not contain the overwhelming shock and grief to the point that she reportedly collapsed right after she identified her son's remains earlier yesterday, 18 August.
The 46-year-old mother said she found it difficult to fathom the real motive behind her son's death.
Noor Amila's father, Norsyam Jalil, is also heartbroken over the death of his beloved son. He said that the murderer was "heartless".
"The person who did this to him is 'tak berhati perut' (heartless)."
"He was five. He knew nothing," said Norsyam, 63.
He said he did not get to see his son. However, the boy's identity was confirmed based on what he was wearing.
"He was a good son. At the age of four, he was already good at reciting the Quran, diligent at performing prayers and had been consistently going to the surau. He was gone too soon," said Norsyam.
It was reported that a man that is believed to have ties with the family has been arrested in relation to the case, by the police yesterday, 18 August
In investigating the disappearance of the child, Sentul police chief ACP R. Munusamy said police detained a 26-year-old man on Monday around Jinjang and remanded him for four days until today (Friday).
"We will make an application tomorrow for the extension of his remand. So far the investigation only involves one individual," he said when contacted yesterday, 17 August.
Since the child was reported missing, the case had been investigated as a missing person’s case but now it was being probed as a kidnapping case under Section 363 of the Penal Code after the man was arrested.
"And after the remains were found today, the case is being probed under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder," he said, pointing out that the motive was still under investigation.