4-day remand for woman who claimed she was kidnapped

kidnap-gavelBATU GAJAH: The Magistrate’s Court here has allowed a woman to be placed under remand for four days for making a false report alleging she was kidnapped on May 3.

Magistrate Mohd Fitri Sadarudin allowed the woman, in her 40s, to be remanded until May 13 to facilitate investigations under Section 365 of the Penal Code for kidnapping, and Section 182 for making a false statement.

This followed a report in a local newspaper that went viral on social media, about the woman who claimed she was kidnapped while delivering goods to customers in Taiping on May 3.

The suspect was arrested while working at a nursery in Shah Alam at about 10am yesterday.

The remand proceedings against the suspect, who is the wife of a policeman in Seri Iskandar near here, was conducted at the Batu Gajah district police headquarters here today.

The woman, dressed in purple lock-up attire, arrived at about 9.30am accompanied by two policewomen before leaving five minutes later.

Perak Tengah police district chief Supt Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said the police were looking for a man named “Wan”, an acquaintance of the woman, who allegedly planned the fake kidnapping with her.

“Further investigations are still ongoing and initial investigations have revealed the woman’s husband is not involved in the kidnapping plan,” he said in a statement.