FIVE women escaped abductors who allegedly had plans to sell them

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June 7, 2012 -FIVE women escaped abductors who allegedly had plans to sell them.

Harian Metro reported that one of the women, who only wished to be known as Najwa, claimed she was abducted near her rented house in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur, at 3pm Monday.

However, she escaped when the van ferrying her and four other women stopped at a petrol station in Simpang Pulai, Perak.

Najwa, a bank officer in Kuala Lumpur, said she was forced into the van by three men.

She said she had been on sick leave that day and had gone to buy food at a stall near her house.

“I heard the rumbling of an engine from a vehicle as I was walking but I ignored it. Suddenly I was hauled into a van.

“I tried to scream but the man slapped me hard and I fainted,” said Najwa.

She woke up after about four hours and realised that she had been abducted.

“I heard a conversation between the three men and someone on the phone, negotiating the price for the five of us,” Najwa said.

She said the three men were in their 30s and 40s. One of them sat at the back of the van to keep an eye on the women.

Although terrified, the women acted swiftly when the van stopped. They managed to escape as they were not bound and the man watching over them was asleep.

“After coming out of the van, we split up and ran. I looked back and saw the driver chasing us, but by the time I reached a nearby bank, he was gone,” said Najwa.

She then called her relatives in Butterworth for help and lodged a police report at the Kampung Rapat police station in Ipoh.