KUALA LUMPUR: Police have classified as murder the death of five-year-old Noor Amila Edrus Norsham after his remains were found in the undergrowth in Kampung Kemensah, Hulu Kelang about 12.30pm yesterday.
The child was reported missing in Jinjang on Aug 11.
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.
“We will make an application tomorrow for the extension of his remand. So far, the investigation only involves one individual,” he said when contacted by Bernama.
Since the child was reported missing, the case had been investigated as a missing person’s case, but now it is 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.
Noor Amila Edrus, the eldest of two siblings, lived with his father and stepmother in Jinjang Utara.
Meanwhile, the deceased’s remains were laid to rest at the Muslim cemetery at Batu 5, Jalan Ipoh, here last night.
The funeral prayers were held at the Surau Al Hijriah, Jinjang Utara after a post-mortem was carried out at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
Family members and relatives as well as villagers attended the funeral.