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Cops track down parents of boy buried in kitchen

GOMBAK: The parents who allegedly buried their son in the kitchen floor of their vacated house have been arrested.

Investigations led police to track down the 33-year-old father in Keningau, Sabah, at about 6.30pm, Saturday.

After picking him up, police found the mother with her two daughters staying at a relative’s house in Penampang at about 1am, Sunday.

“The parents are being held in the police headquarters of the districts’ they were arrested in,” said Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Ali Ahmad.

“They may be flown back here tomorrow (Monday).

“They only had two children with them. Their son was missing.

“We believe the body that we found in the kitchen of their house is their child, but we will only know for sure after a DNA test,” he said.

Police had left the two girls in the care of the mother’s sister in Penampang as the parents are expected to undergo a long investigation over the alleged incident.

ACP Ali confirmed post-mortem results revealed that the body in the cement hole was that of a boy, who had died at the age of about eight to 10.

No visible signs of injury were found on his severely decomposed body, he said.

On Friday, renovation workers found the child’s body buried in cement after smelling a foul stench coming from a hole in the kitchen floor in Taman Usaha Jaya, Kepong.

The parents had allegedly asked their landlord permission to repair a bathroom in March, before vacating the house without notice.

Their neighbors said sounds of children crying and beating were a regular occurrence in the household.

The case is being investigated for murder.-thestar

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