Abduction staged to hide affair with foreign worker
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.