Preeshena Varshiny, 9, was alone in her condo unit when she was believed to have been abducted. Photo/ NST
Lee Shi-Ian, Sonia Ramachandran and K. Harinderan
Sun, Nov 04, 2007
The New Straits Times
Another young child was sexually ravaged and murdered leaving her grief-stricken parents crying for justice.
Preeshena Varshiny, 9, was believed to have been raped, sodomised and thrown down from the balcony of one of the units at the up-market Casa Mila Tower Condominium in Jalan Bukit Idaman 3/1, Selayang, on Thursday.
Her body was found sprawled on the ground by a security guard about 4pm on Thursday. She was clad in a blue T-shirt and shorts and the keys to her condominium were found next to her body.
Her father who is a marketing and technical manager and her mother, who works in a human resource department, suspect that Preeshena was abducted from their unit on the ninth floor.
Her 40-year-old father, who declined to be named, said his daughter called him on Wednesday afternoon claiming someone was knocking loudly on the front door.
Preeshena was alone at home. Her elder brother was away at a boarding school while her younger sister was sent to a baby-sitter.
"I told her not to open the door. I reminded her that we have the keys to the unit and we would open and let ourselves in after work," he told the New Straits Times at his condo last night.
Her father's nightmare came true on Thursday afternoon when he got a call from police. He rushed to the condominium and saw his daughter's broken body.
The parents suspect that Preeshena was forcibly taken when she opened the door to the assailant on Thursday.
"She never leaves her house without her slippers. Her slippers are still here.
"The condominium keys were also found next to her body."
Preeshena's mother looked dazed.
"Her body looked peaceful. I am sure she is in heaven.
"I promised her that I will fight till the end to find her killer."
Her mother said it was so sad that this had to happen right after Nurin Jazlin Jazimin's case.
Preeshena is a Year Three pupil of Sekolah Kebangsaan St Marie in Selayang. Neighbours described her as a bubbly and friendly child.
The family stays in a posh, gated community with 24-hour security.
Police investigations revealed that the victim's condominium unit was locked and there were no signs of forced entry.
They were looking at the possibility that Preeshena was taken to a vacant unit on the second floor where she was attacked and murdered. The back window of the unit was open when police checked the premises.
The post-mortem report revealed she had been raped and sodomised. There were bruises on her chest, back and private parts. Her right arm was also broken.
The body, which was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary for a post-mortem, was claimed at 1am yesterday by her family and cremated at the City Hall crematorium in Jalan Kuari later in the morning.
Gombak police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Abdullah appealed to members of the public who have information to assist the police.
This is the most brutal child murder since the Nurin case on Aug 20.
In Nurin's case, she was held captive for almost a month before her body was stuffed in a sports bag and left at the foot of a staircase at a building in PJS1/48.
Eight-year-old Nurin, who went missing after going to a night market near her house in Wangsa Maju, was also sexually assaulted. To date, no one has been charged for her murder.
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