Sunday, August 21, 2011
The white BMW at the centre of the foiled kidnapping bid
Cheras Police Chief, Assistant Commisioner Mohan Singh Tara Singh showing various weaponry, found at the the kidnapper's house. Among them, two fake pump guns with detachable rifle scopes and three parangs (long knife).
A mother's love knows no bounds as is shown in the case of a businesswoman, 43, who traded places with her daughter and was kept hostage for three hours during a kidnapping in Taman Bukit Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, 21st August 2011.
Her 24-year-old daughter, also a businesswoman, who lives in Gombak, was initially abducted by a man, 32, who waited at her house before forcing her to drive to his place in Cheras about 1am.
Her hero mother alerted the police and together with a Bukit Aman team, they drove to the suspect's house.
Numerous attempts by the police to contact the man, who is a friend of the family, were in vain.
About 6am, the man was seen trying to leave the house with the victim in her car, a white BMW, but they were stopped by the police.
Negotiations continued with the victim's mother offering to take her place.
The man relented and she was held in the car with a sword at her neck.
About 10.30am, Cheras police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohan Singh Tara Singh arrived and negotiations continued.
The man finally gave in to police advice and just as he was throwing out his weapon, policemen zoomed in, smashed the car window and arrested him.
Mother and daughter escaped unscathed while the suspect, who is a money-lender, sustained neck injuries and was sent to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital.
At a press conference later, Mohan said checks at the suspect's house led police to the seizure of two fake pump guns with detachable rifle scopes and three parang.
He said the case would be investigated under attempted murder, kidnapping, extortion and the Corrosive and Explosive Substance Act
True hero mother. Mom, you are the greatest.
Source : New Straits Times Online.