Thursday, March 21

Grandmother of girl denies revenge motive


The man holding the child hostage.

TUARAN: A family member of the two-year-old girl who was held hostage at an apartment building in Telipok here, denied that revenge was the motive behind the incident.

The girl’s grandmother Sharmala Mohd Akhir said, the suspect was not known to the family and she only learned that her grandchild was abducted after there was a commotion in the area.

“We don’t know him at all and have never seen the man (suspect),” she told reporters when met here yesterday.

Meanwhile, the girl’s aunt Nor Fatihah Nasir, said when the incident happened when the child’s mother was at home.

She said the mother only realised what had happened after being notified by a neighbour that her daughter had been abducted and locked inside a neighbour’s house.