MIRI: The 11-year-old girl who was believed to have been abducted from her school by a close relative has been found alive.
The Year Five pupil, who was still in her school uniform, was found at about 3.30pm yesterday, tied up in a forested area along the highway from the Miri bypass to the Miri-Bintulu trunk road.
Police have also arrested the 36-year-old relative.
The girl has been sent to a hospital for a medical check-up.
Miri police chief ACP Junaidi Bujang confirmed the girl was safe.
“She was found tied up and in a state of fear in the forest. She was weak and has been sent to a hospital,” he said, adding that the case had been classified as kidnapping.
Her elder brother lodged a police report after the girl did not return home on Tuesday afternoon.
He said she was supposed to have waited at the school compound for his cousin to pick her up and send her home, but she was not at her usual waiting place.
Police received information that she was seen entering a car after school. The car was later found abandoned in the outskirts of the city centre.
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