KUALA LUMPUR – The teenage boy who was arrested yesterday is not a suspect in connection with the fire at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Religious Residential Centre at Jalan Keramat Ujung here, said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
“Yes, we have made an arrest but he is not a suspect involved in the fire and his arrest was to assist in police investigations,”he said when contacted.
Earlier, the local media reported that police detained a tahfiz student as he was believed to have slipped out of the hostel a few hours before the fire.
The matter had also gone viral on social media raising various speculation.
Meanwhile, a staff member who chose to remain anonymous said the teenager who was taken to the scene was not a student of the centre but was believed to have been involved in a theft case at the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) office.