Published: Wednesday January 30, 2013 MYT 7:14:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday January 30, 2013 MYT 7:25:26 PM
Police record statements from five people over alleged abuse of William Yau
MALACCA: Police have taken statements from five individuals concerning the allegation that William Yau Zhen Zhong had been abused by his parents before he disappeared and was found dead last Thursday.
Malacca Deputy CID Chief (Operations and Intelligence), Supt P. R. Gunarajan said the five individuals were the great-grandmother, grand-uncle and uncle of William as well as another man and his daughter who are neighbours of William's great-grandmother.
He said their statements were recorded by four officers, two each from the Malacca Contingent Police Headquarters (IPK) and the Subang Jaya District Police Headquarters, at William's great-grandmother's house in Batang Melaka, Jasin near here on Tuesday afternoon.
“The recording of the statements of the five individuals was carried out for four hours from 3.30pm until 7.30pm,” he said when met by reporters, here Wednesday.
Supt Gunarajan said police would also call up two other individuals, including William's grandmother, Chee Chou Moi, 68, to assist in the investigation.
“At the moment, we have not called up William's grandmother for her statement because she is still grieving over the incident,” he said.
William was reported missing on Jan 16 at Jalan Putra Mahkota, Putra Heights, Subang Jaya after he was believed to have gotten out of a vehicle to look for his parents who had stopped near an electrical shop.
On Jan 24, the body of a boy who was fully clothed was found at the Kampung Sungai Sireh Jetty, Port Klang before a DNA test confirmed that the body found was that of William's. - Bernama Related Stories:
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