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Nurin’s dad wants decision on autopsy pictures

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 May 2009: The father of Nurin Jazlin today filed an application for the High Court to decide whether the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and three others (defendants) were responsible for distributing her autopsy pictures on the internet.

Jazimin Abdul Jalil, 35, filed the application after the IGP, Selangor police chief, Petaling Jaya police chief and the government of Malaysia admitted in their defence that the pictures of Nurin, who was brutally murdered two years ago, were distributed by Lance Corporal Amran Arifin.

Amran was returning the draft and surplus of Nurin’s autopsy report.

“The defendants admission means that the court does not need to try this case and only need to decide how much the defendants have to pay compensation to the plaintiff,” said Jazimin in his application filed by Akbardin & Co.

“The pictures which are confidential and of private nature should have been under the defendants control meant to investigate Nurin’s case, not for public consumption.

“The defendants have brought shame to me and my family causing strong emotional impact after having lost a young child,” said the application.

Jazimin, a security company employee filed a suit against the IGP, Selangor police chief, Petaling Jaya police chief and the government of Malaysia for negligence.

The suit filed on 21 Aug 2008 was in connection with the distribution of Nurin’s autopsy pictures on the internet.

In their defence on 5 Dec 2008, the defendants admitted that the pictures on the internet were that of Nurin’s autopsy but claimed that it was beyond their control.

The defendants denied responsibility for Amran’s action in distributing the pictures as it was not within his duty.

“The defendants stress that Lance Corporal Amran had personal motive for taking the draft and surplus report as they had no connection with his scope of work and duty.”

They said Amran showed the autopsy report to a neighbour who captured the pictures using a mobile phone and then distributed them on the internet.

Nurin Jazlin, 8, was found murdered 27 days after she was reported missing after visiting a night market near her house in Section 1, Wangsa Maju on 20 Aug 2007.

Her body was found in a gym bag in front of a shop in Jalan PJS 1/48, Petaling Jaya on 17 Sept 2007.

An autopsy report revealed that Nurin had been starved and sexually abused. — Bernama

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