Monday June 11, 2012
By IVAN LOH
IPOH: Three schoolboys told their parents they were going off to attend revision classes at their school and did not return home.
The parents became frantic when the boys were not home more than12 hours later.
After the news of the missing boys broke out, the police, Rela members and residents of Sungai Siput, about 35km from here, fanned out to look for the boys at every conceivable site, including shopping complexes, the nearby jungle areas and rivers.
But there were nowhere to be found.
Sungai Siput OCPD Supt Azman Salim said the three boys P. Muganasundram, 12, from Kampung Muhibbah Fasa 1, Nur Muhamad Nazir Hussen, 12, and S. Vijay, 13, both from Taman Lintang had informed their respective families that they were going to SK Kampung Muhibbah to attend revision classes on Saturday.
“All three left their homes on their bicycles at about 7am. However, they failed to return home in the evening.
“We have yet to ascertain whether they have been abducted or had gone somewhere without informing their parents,” he said, adding that the incidents have been classified as missing persons cases.
Muganasundram’s mother R. Mariamman, 34, was told by her daughter that her son had gone out after being invited by Vijay.
“I then realised that classes had yet to start. I went over to Vijay’s home and was told that he was gone too,” she added.
Mariamman believes that Muganasundram and his two friends were not abducted.
“If they were, we should have received calls asking for ransom by now,” she reasoned.
Vijay’s uncle, R. Viknesvaran, 26, said his nephew did not complain of having personal problems.
Sungai Siput Barisan Nasional coordinator R. Ganesan said party members have been roped in to look for the boys.
In a separate case, a manhunt has been launched to find two individuals who tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl along Jalan Lahat in Menglembu here on Saturday.
Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Azisman Alias said Year Six pupil A. Devi managed to escape her abductors after she was bundled into a black-coloured Proton Wira by the two suspects while on her way to SJK(T) Menglembu at 6.40am to attend revision classes.