JOHOR BARU - A 12-year-old boy was found hanged in his adoptive family's house in Kampung Cahaya Baru near Masai here.
Seri Alam OCPD Supt Jokhiri Abdul Aziz said police received a call about the incident at around 4.25pm on Wednesday.
He said the boy has been living with his adoptive family since he was a baby, and at the time of incident, the boy was alone in the house with his 57-year-old aunt.
"The victim had informed the aunt that he wanted to take a bath at around 3.30pm, which is located at the kitchen area.
"Feeling something amiss, the aunt went to check on him but found the victim hanging," he said in a statement on Thursday.