Zayn Rayyan’s parents charged with son’s neglect


PETALING JAYA: The parents of the autistic boy, Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin, 6, were charged at the Sessions Court today with neglect of their son which may have caused him with physical injuries.

The couple both aged 29, Zaim Ikhwan Zahari and Ismanira Abdul Manaf were brought to the court room at 10.10am under heavy police escort.

When the charge was read to them, the couple said they understood the charge and pleaded not guilty before judge Dr. Syahliza Warnoh.

The charge was framed under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001, read with Section 34 of the Penal Code.

If found guilty, Zayn’s parents could each face a fine of not more than RM50,000, imprisonment of up to 20 years or both.
The offence allegedly took place at Jalan PJU10/1, Damansara Damai between 12pm on Dec.5, 2023 and 9.55pm the following day.

However Judge Syahliza allowed the couple to be on bail of RM10, 000 each with one surety. They were also ordered to report to the police station near their home once a month until the disposal of the case.

The judge also imposed a gag order on both accused to bar them from making any statements about the case.

The court fixed July 26,2024 for mention of the case.

Meanwhile, the prosecution of the case was led by Deputy public prosecutors Ku Hayati Ku Haron and Ahmad Zuhaini Mahamad Amin while lawyers Fahmi Moin and Mahmud Jumaat represented Zaim and Ismanira respectively.

Zayn was reported missing in Damansara Damai on Dec.5,2023 and found dead on Dec.6, 2023.

The post mortem revealed multiple injuries on Zayn Rayyan’s body including defensive wounds while the cause of death believed to be strangulation. –Malaysia World News

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