They should be punished. When I was younger, my parents wouldn't even let me go to friends' house without any trusted adults. And that was in Sabah.
This is KL. Where murderers and psycopaths are abundant.
Leaving a child to walk alone in a Pasar Malam is -well I don't know- a form of negligence. Even though a they were encouraged to walk in pairs but bloody hell, they are all kids. None of them could possibly defend themselves against people with psychotic tendencies.
Just because the government is issuing the charges to the deceased parents, doesn't mean that they are not trying to capture the suspect. That's the cops' job.
Let's not be sympathetic towards the parents shall we and ignore their pleas. Bygone be bygone. Ingnore the ignorant. Neglect the negligent.
Insensitive or not, the moral of the story: Family planning