Year 4 pupil claims attempted kidnapping outside school

JOHOR BARU: A man, believed to have attempted to kidnap a Year Four, fled when the intended victim’s schoolmate yelled at the stranger.

The incident occurred outside the SJK (C) Jalan Rosemerah here.

On Monday, Ezekiel Yeoh Song, 10, was waiting outside the school’s main gates at 1.05pm for his mother to fetch him when a man, in his 20s, approached him.

The man, who claimed he was sent by Yeoh’s mother to fetch him, had also reprimanded the boy.

“However, I did not believe him and became suspicious...morover, my mother has always cautioned me to be wary of strangers,” he told reporters.

Yeoh’s mother, Chee Mee Heong, 41, said that during the incident, one of her son’s friends had yelled at the man, putting him to flight.

“Subsequently, I lodged a police report for fear that the incident might recur, and also for the safety of all the pupils at my son’s school,” he said.

Seri Alam police chief Supt Abdul Samad Salleh confirmed Yeoh’s mother had lodged a police report.

However, he said the police could not classify the case as attempted kidnapping because no violence or weapon was used to threaten the pupil. – Bernama

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