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Nurul found – dead and burnt


Police find remains of missing five-year-old girl in plantation, leaving her mother in anguish.

JOHOR BARU: Despite the national outpouring of concern and an intensive search by police, five-year-old Nurul Nadirah did not return safely to her mother after going missing near her Seri Alam flats 12 days ago.

Instead, police confirmed that the charred body found on March 8 – burnt beyond recognitio­n and buried in a hole in an oil palm estate about seven km from the flats – was that of young Nurul Nadirah.

Seri Alam OCPD Supt Roslan Zainuddin said that a report from the Chemistry

We have since reclassifi­ed the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder. — SUPT ROSLAN ZAINUDDIN

Department showed that the remains of the body matched the DNA of the Nurul Nadirah’s mother Roselyn Alan.

“We received the confirmati­on from the Chemistry Department yesterday.

“We have since reclassifi­ed the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder,” he said.

He added that police believed the remains had been in the hole for five days before being discovered.

It was recently reported that the police found the remains around 9.20am, after receiving a tip-off.

Supt Roslan added that four people have been arrested, including a close relative, to assist in investigat­ions.

The little girl, fondly known as Dirang by her mother, went missing on March 1 after she went to a sundry shop at around 11am to buy instant noodles and eggs near her flats in Seri Alam.

The case received widespread attention, including banks posting Dirang’s photograph­s on ATMS, as the search for the little girl became intense.

Even the Sultan of Johor’s royal consort Tuanku Raja Zarith Sofia Sultan Idris Shah visited Dirang’s family at their flat on Sunday to offer words of support.

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