By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
PARIT BUNTAR: Further investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Kerian District Police Headquarters found that there was no element of criminal behavior at the scene following the case of the founding body of a disabled man (OKU) in a drain at Taman Kerian Permai here yesterday afternoon.
Perak Police Chief, Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said, at about 2.06pm yesterday, the Parit Buntar Police Station received a report made by a 41-year-old man who reported the disappearance of his 19-year-old son.
Acting on the report, the Parit Buntar Police Station together with the complainant (victim’s father) conducted a search in the area where his son was found.
”At about 5.45pm the police found a man’s body in a drain on Jalan Persiaran Kerian Permai. Based on the identification of the body by the complainant who was present at the scene of the incident, it has been confirmed that the body is that of his son who was reported missing,” he said in a statement here today.
Mohd Yusri said, as a result of preliminary investigations, the police found that at about 10.30pm last Monday, the complainant’s son who is a disabled card holder, had gone to his friend’s house with his cousin in Taman Kerian Permai.
“On the way home, the son who was riding a motorcycle alone threw the motorcycle he was riding on and continued to run towards the Persiaran Jalan Permai as if scared and so fast that his friends and cousins did not catch a glimpse of him anymore.
”The complainant tried to search for him but failed to find his son and asked the police for help,” he said.
He said that the post-mortem process was carried out from 10 am to 1.35 pm at the Forensic Unit of Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB) in Ipoh today and the post-mortem results found that the cause of death was uncertain (decomposition).
”Some specimens were received and sent to the Malaysian Chemistry Department in Ipoh to assist the overall investigation. For now, the case is classified as a sudden death report (SDR),” he said.
He said, therefore, the public is asked not to make any speculations that will further complicate the situation and if they have any information, they are asked to contact the nearest police station or 05-7212222 Kerian IPD Operations Room.