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Woman rescued after abduction ordeal

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Jan 2009: The police today rescued a university student who was allegedly abducted, assaulted and held captive for 16 hours by the adopted son of a former cabinet minister at an apartment in Mutiara Damansara.

The 24-year-old victim was freed about 1pm, after a six-member police team turned up at the apartment and spent about two hours persuading the man, who is her ex-boyfriend, to release her.

The woman, who is from Ipoh, sustained multiple injuries in the head, face and hands, as a result of the assault at the apartment.

The 25-year-old man, who is also studying at the same university, is facilitating police investigations into the case under Section 323 of the Penal Code for causing hurt.

Brickfields police chief ACP Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Talib told Bernama that the police recorded statements from the man and the woman.

He said a police team was sent to the apartment after the victim’s male friend lodged a police report on the abduction about 10am.

The victim was said to have ended her relationship with the suspect, believed to be the adopted son of a former cabinet minister, following a misunderstanding.

Bernama understands that the woman had been assaulted by the man on several occasions following the break-off.

According to the victim’s male friend, he went out with her for dinner last night before she drove him to his house in Bangsar.

“As she was about to start the car to leave about 9pm, a man got into the car and asked her to drive away.

“I thought they had important matters to discuss but when she did not show up a few hours later, I became worried and tried in vain to call her.

“Other friends also failed to reach her,” he said.

He said he lodged a police report after she asked him for help through a short messaging service at 9 today.


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