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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Watch: Man gets kidnapped in Ampang, believed to be in debt to loan sharks

NewsWatch: Man gets kidnapped in Ampang, believed to be in debt to...

Recently, a video showing a man being kidnapped by a group of four men in the broad day light had caused many netizens to raised concern over the security in the neighbourhood.

In the viral video, the man can be seen dragged by his arms and legs into a white Toyota Veillfire by the abductors while screaming for help. In addition, he also received several blows to his head by a man clad in a red t-shirt in an attempt to keep him quiet.

At the same time, several passersby tried stopping the abductors by kicking the SUV’s door, and vehicles honked to alert others, but to no avail.

In another video, a few motorcyclists could be seen chasing after the SUV and trying to stop the white Vellfire on the road, but it still managed to escape.

The incident is believed to have taken place in Pandan Indah, Ampang, on Thursday (29 September).

Meanwhile, the man was reportedly released in Klang on the same day and a police report was lodged immediately at Ampang Jaya police headquarters around 10.45 pm.

In a statement, Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak said the victim suffered injuries on his face and legs and is currently receiving treatment at Hospital Ampang.

He also said that the victim was a businessman and the police believe the kidnapping was due to unpaid debt.

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Meanwhile, the police is in the process of identifying suspects involved in the abduction is underway.

Mohamad Farouk said the case is being investigated under Section 365 of the Penal Code for kidnapping and abducting any person with the intent to cause that person to be secretly and wrongfully confined.

Mohamad Farouk then expressed gratitude to members of the public who helped the victim during the incident. He also took the opportunity to remind the public not to take loans from unlicensed parties.

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