Thursday, January 10, 2008
Another girl goes missing in Taman Medan area
BY ANDREW SAGAYAM
PETALING JAYA: Another girl has gone missing. This time the victim is five-year-old Sharlinie Mohd Nashar who disappeared while playing about 200m from her house in Taman Dato Harun on Wednesday.
Missing: Mohd Nashar holding Sharlinie’s picture as Suraya and Sharliena look on at their home in Taman Dato Harun, Petaling Jaya, on Wednesday.
Police are not ruling out the possibility that the “Kampung Baru molester” – the man responsible for the cruel killing of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin – could have abducted Sharlinie, the second to be reported missing in the Taman Medan area in two days.
On Monday, a six-year-old girl was abducted by a man on a motorcycle when she was playing alone near her flats in Kampung Sepakat, Taman Medan, about 2km from where Sharlinie went missing.
The girl was found three hours later in Wangsa Maju in Setapak.
Photofit of molester: Police do not rule out that the Kampung Baru molester is involved in the case.
In the 11am incident Wednesday, Sharlinie had followed her sister Sharliena, eight, to a playground about 200m from their double-storey link house in PJS 2.
Half an hour later, Sharliena decided to return home but Sharlinie did not respond when she called out to her.
Sharliena rushed home to inform her mother, Suraya Ahmad, 28, who went to the playground to search for Sharlinie.
About two hours later, Suraya lodged a police report at the district police headquarters.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed said Sharlinie was last seen wearing a light blue dress with white stripes and pink slippers.
“Anyone who has seen this child at the playground or its vicinity must contact us immediately. She is just over 1m tall, about 20kg in weight, has short hair and a tanned complexion.
“We have formed a task force to find Sharlinie and our focus is to locate her. The incident is similar to the case of the six-year-old girl who went missing on Monday,” he said.
Sharlinie's father, Mohd Nashar Mat Hussain, 29, said he hoped his daughter would be found as soon as possible.
“I appeal to the public to help find her before anything untoward happens to her. I am sure someone would have noticed the two kids playing there,” he said.
- The Star