Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Parents confirm body of girl is not that of their daughter Nurin

Jazimin Abdul Jalil and Norazian Bistaman offering prayers after the body they were asked to identify turned out not to be that of their daughter Nurin Jazlin Jazimin.

KUALA LUMPUR: The parents of missing Nurin Jazlin Jazimin were at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary minutes after the body of a child was sent there.

They were there to see if the body was that of their daughter, Nurin, who has been missing for the past three weeks.

Not knowing what to expect, Nurin’s mother, Norazian Bistaman, 35, was sobbing when she walked into the mortuary held by her husband Jazimin Abdul Jalil, 33.

They were accompanied by two female relatives. While in the waiting room, the couple broke down. They came out 10 minutes later and the relief on their faces was obvious. It was not their Nurin.

"Alhamdulillah (Praise to God), it’s not my daughter," were the first words uttered by Jazimin as he walked out of the mortuary.

"I know my daughter, it’s not her. I know that Nurin is alive somewhere out there, and I hope to see her again in the same condition as the day she went missing," he said.

The dead girl was about Nurin’a age, height and had a fair complexion.

Nurin, an eight-year-old pupil of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak, went missing after going to the night market near her house in Section 1, Wangsa Maju on Aug 20.

Jazimin said he has been receiving about 50 text messages daily on Nurin’s whereabouts, but so far, they had all been false alarms.

"The first few days after Nurin went missing, I used to check out the tip-offs myself. Now I hand the messages to the police."

Also present at the mortuary was City CID chief SAC II Ku Chin Wah.

The hospital authorities have taken DNA samples from Nurin’s parents to facilitate investigations.

- New Straits Times

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