JOHOR BARU: Johor police have yet to receive instruction from the deputy public prosecutor on the reclassification of the case concerning tahfiz school pupil Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, whose death is being investigated under Section 302 of the penal code for murder.
Thaqif, who died on April 26, was last week found to have died of leptospirosis.
Outgoing deputy state police chief Datuk Mohd Zakaria Ahmad told a press conference here today that the case was under review.
"Now that we have received the detailed medical report on Thaqif, we are reviewing the case and waiting for the deputy public prosecution for further instruction on the matter," Zakaria said.
It was reported that the boy's death was not due to trauma or injury he sustained from a beating at the hands of an assistant warden but of leptospirosis, complicated by skin necrosis and a micro blood congealing condition, known as mircothrombi, which affected his blood vessels.
Zakaria said this after the handing-over ceremony of his post to Deputy Commissioner Mohd Kamarudin Md Din, who today takes over as the state deputy police chief.
Zakaria, 57, who has held the post since May 3, last year, has been promoted to deputy director of Federal Police (Special Tactical) Criminal Investigation Department.
The ceremony was witnessed by Johor police chief Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd.
Meanwhile, Kamarudin, 53, joined the force in 1988 and was from the Federal Police (Commercial Crime) Criminal Investigation Department.