Viral ‘abduction’ news of two girls from Matang faked by sister, police investigating


Dato’ Dev Kumar M.M. Sree

KUCHING: Sarawak Deputy Police Commissioner Dato’ Dev Kumar M.M. Sree has clarified that the two girls who were said to be ‘abducted’ at Jalan FAC Matang here today were in fact trying to run away from home.

According to Dev Kumar, a photo of the police report that was lodged by a 20-year-old woman, who is a sister to one of the ‘victims’ was false.

“The girl lodged a false report. Not kidnapping,” he said in a WhatsApp message today.

The ‘abduction’ of the 10 and 17 year-old victims created a buzz on social media when they were said to be abducted in broad daylight by two masked men at a roadside near Jalan FAC Matang around 3.15pm today.

The complainant claimed that she saw two unknown persons grabbing both victims by the arms and dragged them inside a white coloured van.

This, however turned out to be a smokescreen devised by the girl, police said.

Lodging a false police report is an offence under Section 182 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum of six months’ jail, a fine up to RM2,000, or both.

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