Mum, Boyfriend Nabbed After Abused Boy Dies with Broken Ribs, Torn Colon

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Unimaginable ordeal suffered by 6-year-old Mohamad Rayyan Hidayat Hairil Khan, allegedly at the hands of his mother’s abusive boyfriend.

A 26-year-old man who had 12 criminal records and a 31-year-old woman were arrested at about 8pm on Thursday when they surrendered at the Kangar police headquarters.

They were remanded for a week until Thursday.

Perlis police chief, Datuk Azisman Alias, said initial police investigations revealed the victim was allegedly abused by the man.

He said the boy was initially taken to the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital here when he had bouts of vomiting and later fell unconscious on Tuesday night.

“He was pronounced dead at 4.07am (on Wednesday),” he told reporters in Kangar yesterday.

The horrific abuse was uncovered only after a pathologist at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Star carried out a post-mortem on the boy’s remains.

Azisman said according to post-mortem findings, the victim, who sustained ruptured intestines and other internal injuries, died due to blunt force trauma.

“The victim suffered severe internal injuries besides his broken ribs and torn colon,” he said when met at his office today.

Meanwhile, the boy’s father, Hairil Khan Azali, 32, said he was informed of his son’s death by his nephew.

Hairil said his ex-wife had lived with their son in Kangar since they had separated three years ago.

He added that the last time he saw his son was last month, and at that time, Rayyan was healthy as usual.

According to Hairil, Rayyan had previously lived with his former in-laws in Kampung Abi.

“However, she moved in with her boyfriend about a month ago. None of us knew where they lived,” he said, adding that every his former in-laws were not informed of where his ex-wife was living.

Hairil, who currently resides in Beseri, said the remains of his son were buried at the Kampung Abi Tok Hashim Muslim cemetery on Thursday night.

It was learnt that the male suspect’s criminal record of 12 offences mostly involved motorcycle theft.

The case has been classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.