Yesterday, my blog visits hit an unusual high, so I checked out what the fuss was about. Apparently a huge number of people were searching for post mortem photos of Nurin Jazlin.
People, please lah. I can’t believe some of you insensitive people out there are forwarding post mortem pictures of the little girl. Think of what the parents might feel if someone happens to tell them that these pictures are being circulated to almost everyone in the country (in the world, even). Isn’t it enough that they have suffered a loss so tragic that you have to make it worse by circulating grim reminders of what was done to their beautiful child?
Yes, the pictures have landed in my inbox as well, and I have since deleted it. They’re very graphic and I can’t imagine the amount of pain and suffering little Nurin went through before she exhaled her last breath.
To those of you who are searching the web for the pictures, and to those of you who are forwarding the pictures, please stop. You’re not making it any easier for those who are still suffering her loss and those who are continuing the investigation.
Curiousity kills the cat. Here’s a warning from the Chief Police Officer.
Wednesday October 10, 2007
Cops: Hand over pictures
PETALING JAYA: Post-mortem photographs of murdered eight-year-old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin are being circulated via the Internet and police have warned those caught with such photographs that they could be charged under the Official Secrets Act (OSA).
Selangor Chief Police Officer Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar warned about the seriousness of possessing such pictures.
“All those who have in their possession the pictures must hand over such pictures immediately or face the consequences.
“We will either use the OSA or other laws to investigate and charge any one caught having such pictures.
“And this includes any one entrusted with such pictures,” he said.
DCP Khalid said a police report had been lodged and his officers were investigating who could have leaked the pictures and how.
It is learnt that the pictures that had made its way into the Internet are those showing the objects that were found and retrieved from Nurin Jazlin’s private parts.
The pictures being circulated include those taken at the crime scene as well as those taken during and after the post-mortem.
DCP Khalid said police were going all out to trace the killers and the circulation of such pictures had diverted their full attention and focus on the case.
He appealed to the public to be conscious of their actions and urged all those with information on the killers or know the identity of the two whose photofits were released last week and the person who leaked the post-mortem photos to contact the police immediately.