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Differently-Abled Teenager Found Dead: A Community in Shock

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Differently-Abled Teenager Found Dead: A Community in Shock

On a somber note, a 15-year-old differently-abled teenager was found dead in a room at his family's home. The boy, believed to have been dead for several days before his body was discovered, has left the local community in shock and anticipation of the investigation results by the authorities.

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Unveiling the Tragic Discovery

Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin, an autistic boy who had been reported missing the previous afternoon in Damansara Damai, was found lifeless near a river close to his residence at 10 pm. The body of the six-year-old was discovered by a group of residents conducting a search operation. The victim was found lying near the river, approximately 200 meters from his house at Apartment Idaman.

Investigation Underway

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Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid, the chief of Petaling Jaya police, who was present at the scene, confirmed the tragic discovery. The police have since cordoned off the trail from the residential area to the location where the victim's body was found. The circumstances under which the body was found and the teenager's status as differently-abled (Orang Kurang Upaya) necessitates a thorough investigation to ensure no elements of neglect or abuse led to the death.

Community Awaits Answers

The incident has jolted the local community. As the authorities delve into the cause of death and gather related information, the society awaits answers. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities faced by differently-abled individuals and the collective responsibility of societies to protect them.

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