Missing boy enjoyed life homeless


KUALA LUMPUR: Enjoying life as a vagrant and fearing the scolding he might get from his father were said to be among the reasons Noor Ayrill Aqasha Noor Shahril, 10, was believed to have left home.

Cheras district police chief ACP Chong Kok Sin said the finding was made based on statements recorded from the boy’s father, Noor Shahril Yusmarizal, 39, and his mother, Siti Rohayu Yaacob, 37, at the Cheras district police headquarters last night.

“Investigation revealed that the boy boarded a Rapid KL bus to Pudu to meet a friend, known as Ari, 13, in Chow Kit. He stayed at the home for the homeless for several days and refused to go home because he enjoyed getting free food from the public every night.

“With no money to spend, Noor Ayrill Aqasha boarded the free Go-KL bus to go to his mother’s house, but he did not know the way and found himself lost until he was found yesterday,” said Chong, when contacted by Bernama last night.

Noor Ayrill Aqasha was reported missing on Oct 31 after leaving his father’s rented room in Jalan Jejaka 5, Taman Maluri, here.

His disappearance went viral on social sites after his parents urged the public who had information on their son’s whereabouts to contact them or the police.

Noor Ayrill Aqasha was found by a brother of his friend, Mohd Ismail Abdullah, 15, at a bus stop at Bukit Ampang here at about 7.30pm yesterday in a weak state.