Kidnapper nabbed in ambush


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 17 Apr 2005

PETALING JAYA: An alleged kidnapper was arrested but three others escaped when a police team ambushed them at an oil palm estate in Kuala Selangor where they had reportedly just collected a RM5,000 ransom from their victim’s father on Friday. 

Sources said a police team from the Petaling Jaya district headquarters laid the ambush for the four when they came to the rendezvous point located several kilometres from Kuala Selangor town. 

As soon the money was collected, the policemen cornered them and in the ensuing struggle three of the suspects escaped in the 9.40pm incident.  

However, a 25-year-old suspect was caught and the police team recovered a bag containing the RM5,000 ransom. 

Sources said the kidnappers had earlier demanded a higher sum from the victim’s father, a Bangladeshi labourer, before agreeing to reduce the figure.  

The victim’s father was said to have borrowed the money from his employer, who owns a construction company in the city. 

It is learnt that one of the four suspects, all locals, is said to be known to the victim’s father. 

Police are now on a manhunt for three men aged between 20 and 40 years, who are also believed to have been involved in other criminal activities. 

The victim is a Bangladeshi student who arrived here 11 days ago. He was abducted from Pusat Bandar Puchong, while on his way home on Wednesday at 9am. The four men armed with parangs and knives cornered the student and forced him into a car. 

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Hadi Ho Abdullah confirmed an arrest was made but declined to comment further as investigations are ongoing.  

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