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Businessman's Daughter Who Was Abducted In Front Of Int'l School Rescued By Motorists Who Beat Up Kidnappers, Set Fire To Van

The 28-year-old woman was dragged by two men kicking and screaming into a van in front of IGB International School in Sierramas, Sungai Buloh.

Fortunately her cries caught the attention of nearby motorists who gave chase to the kidnappers in the incident which took place around 6pm on Tuesday (10 January), Sin Chew Daily reports.

The persistent motorists efforts paid off as the kidnappers panicked and decided to push the victim out of the moving van near a supermarket and tried to flee the scene but ended up crashing into a tree.

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The botched kidnap attempt went horribly wrong when the angry motorists set upon beating them up instead.

Sungai Buloh police chief Supt Dr Abdul Aziz Awang Darus said the kidnappers pulled the woman out of her BMW car but left her maid who was inside unharmed.

According to the police, the kidnappers also left a note in the car asking for ransom of RM5 million from her family.

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However after they realised the kidnapping attempt was getting too much attention and they disposed of the victim, the kidnappers fled towards Sungai Pelong but the van skidded, crashed into a tree and caught fire at Batu 15, Sungai Pelong.

“As soon as they got out of the van, they were beaten up by motorists still pursuing them. Police came and arrested them," he recounted.

Other media reports state that the angry motorists had set the van alight after beating up the suspects.

The whole episode appears to be a clumsy kidnap attempt gone awry, fortunately for the woman who survived with injuries to her legs from being pushed out of a moving vehicle and was discharged from hospital yesterday.

“Police seized a parang, a knife, cash of over RM2,000, a coil of rope, a ransom note and a bag from the suspects," Supt Dr Abdul Aziz said the kidnappers admit staking out the woman for a month before finally making the attempt to kidnap her.

The case is being investigated under Section 365 of the Penal Code and both suspects had been remanded for four days.

- mD