KUALA LUMPUR: Police believe Nurul Jazlin Jazimin's murderer is hiding in the Klang Valley following the massive media coverage of the incident.
Sources disclosed that the suspect was probably fearful at the moment as he is being hunted not only by the police but by the public as well, following mass condemnation of Nurin's murder.
Nurin, 8, was abducted, beaten and had a cucumber and a brinjal forced into her private parts. She died of an infection after her intestines ruptured.
“Police are still in the process of putting together a photofit of the suspect based on information received from the public. It should be completed soon,” the source disclosed.
Police are working on several other leads, including on the images captured on a closed-circuit television camera. The images are of three people seen separately at the building in PJS 1/48 where Nurin's body was found in a sports bag.
One showed a man arriving on a motorcycle. He was then seen walking into the building carrying a sports bag.
Police are investigating if the man is the “Kampung Baru molester", who had sexually abused two girls, aged 5 and 6, recently.
The other image showed a woman entering the building. Witnesses told police the woman was seen sitting on the staircase with a sports bag next to her. Other footage showed her leaving the building in a silver Perodua Kenari driven by someone else.
It was also reported that a week before Nurin's body was found, a man had approached a houseowner in the area to rent a vacant unit.
The man told the owner that he and his daughter would be the only tenants in the house. The man also told the owner he did not bring his daughter along as he was afraid she would be molested.
After agreeing on the rent, the man left without coming back.
The owner became suspicious after Nurin's body was found and went to police with his story.
It is also learnt that police have lifted fingerprints from the sports bag and have sent them for checks to the National Registration Department.
Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said they were working on several fronts and hope to make more progress in their investigations.
Khalid denied media reports that police were prepared to use the help of psychics to get the killer.
“We do not require the assistance of psychics as investigations are progressing and we are confident of solving the case,” he said.
- New Straits Times