Ab­duc­tion staged to hide af­fair with for­eign worker

New Straits Times - - News -

Police spent more than 10 days track­ing a woman re­ported to have been kid­napped, only to find out that she had staged her own ab­duc­tion to hide her in­fi­delity from her hus­band.

The in­ci­dent started on May 18, when her 39-year-old hus­band re­ceived a call from a Nepalese man, who claimed that he had kid­napped the woman and de­manded a ran­som of RM15,000.

Klang Utara police chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Yusuf Ma­mat said police re­ceived a re­port from the hus­band, a welder, and launched an op­er­a­tion to save his 30-year-old wife, a fac­tory op­er­a­tor.

“The welder said he was at his house in Ka­par when he re­ceived a call at 3pm from a Nepalese man, who said he had his wife.

“The caller told the welder that he wanted RM15,000 in ex­change for her re­lease.

“The welder heard his wife scream be­fore the call was dis­con­nected.

“His at­tempts to call back the Nepalese man were fu­tile.”

Yusuf said the district police’s Se­ri­ous Crime Di­vi­sion launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion and started track­ing down the woman and her kid­nap­per.

Fol­low­ing leads re­ceived by the team, he said, police raided a house in Kam­pung Kangkar Te­brau in Jo­hor Baru at 9.30pm on Mon­day, only to find the woman safe and sound with her kid­nap­per.

“Dur­ing ques­tion­ing, the woman ad­mit­ted that she had staged her own kid­nap­ping to flee from her hus­band.

“She ran away af­ter re­al­is­ing that some­one had taken a photo of her and her Nepalese boyfriend sleep­ing to­gether.

“She was afraid that her hus­band would beat her,” said Yusuf.

He said police took the woman to the Klang Utara police head­quar­ters for ques­tion­ing, and her boyfriend was ar­rested for fail­ing to pro­duce any valid travel doc­u­ments.

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