TW: Kidnapping and torture.
Being kidnapped and tortured is definitely a person’s worst nightmare.
According to BERNAMA, an Indonesian woman from Medan was vacationing in Malaysia with her group of friends when suddenly, they were kidnapped by a group of men.
The kidnapping took place on 7 September at Paya Terubong and the rest of the women were promptly released except for one who was brought to Butterworth and was locked up in different locations to avoid police detection.
The suspect asked for money from her husband in Indonesia and he made 2 transactions totalling RM50,750. They did not release the woman and proceeded to ask for a ransom of RM540,000.
The man who is worried about the safety of his wife chose to come over to Malaysia and lodged a police report on 15 September.
PDRM took action immediately and saved the kidnapped woman in a raid on a house in Shah Alam on the morning of 17 September. There was another victim who was rescued but is unrelated to the case.
It turns out that the victim was locked up for 3 days in Butterworth, 4 days in Puchong and 3 days in Shah Alam.
During the course of the 10 days, she was mercilessly tortured via beatings, was burned with cigarettes, had her limbs bound with cable ties and had her fingernails shoved down with needles.
“When found, the victim was in a weak condition. However, the woman, who is an online trader, was fed by the suspects and is currently being treated at the hospital and reported to be in a stable condition.”
Penang police chief Datuk Khaw Kok Chin said that investigations showed that the kidnapping was “motivated by the man’s failure to pay a business debt.”
“Both of them (the main suspect and the victim’s husband) are contractors who run a business in Kuala Lumpur.”
14 individuals, including the 35-year-old main suspect and two foreign men in Selangor, Perak and Kuala Lumpur were arrested by the police on the same day the victim was rescued.
The suspects will be remanded until 23 September and this case is being investigated under Section 3(1) of the Kidnapping Act 1961.
We certainly hope that justice will prevail in this case.