Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sadness shrouds Amyliana’s home

Police officers combing a field for clues at Lorong Batu Nilam in Taman Bukit Tinggi 1, Klang.

The atmosphere at the apartment of alleged rape and murder victim Nur Amyliana Shuhada Mohd Noor (pic) in Bukit Tinggi was still shrouded in sadness, even as family members come to terms with her death.

The victim's sister, only known as Erniey, 16, said she was sad that her sister had died such a tragic way but had accepted the loss.

“There is nothing much we can do. She's no longer around.

“All I can do is pray for the culprits to be brought to justice,” she said.

Asked if her sister had friends in the vicinity, Erniey shrugged her shoulders and walked away.

Family members, neighbours and friends were seen offering condolences to her family yesterday.

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Nur Amyliana's cousin Jasmin Amiril, 18, described Nur Amyliana as a cheerful and innocent girl.

“I am angry but there's nothing I can do now. I hope whoever's responsible for this act will be punished,” he said.

Other relatives were consoling Nur Amyliana's mother Acha Kusain, who appeared calm but refused to speak to reporters.

Barisan Nasional Wanita chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, who visited the family yesterday, urged the police to speed up investigations into the case.

Nur Amyliana, 11 was found dead by passers-by near a car park with blood stains on her private parts on Wednesday night.

Clad in a white T-shirt and track bottoms, she was believed to have gone missing at about noon, before her body was found some 200m away from her house.

OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Mat Yusop said police recovered a pair of slippers won by Nur Amyliana yesterday, while the post-mortem has yet to be completed.

On Thursday, police detained two suspects, Malaysians aged 19 and 24, to assist in investigations.

Nur Amyliana's death has caused residents in Bukit Tinggi to feel both outraged and insecure.

Bukit Tinggi 1 community policing chairman Yap Wah Chai said this was the first such incident to happen in the commercial-residential area.

“I am shocked and angry with this. She was just a kid, what sort of animal would do such a thing?” said Yap, who runs the restaurant opposite the field where her body was found.

Former Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, who also visited the family, said he would discuss with both the developer and the council for plans to combat criminal activities in Bukit Tinggi.
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