Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We've all been anticipating this date, 9-16.

So yes, we have a rather big news today.

But not on politics.

U guys just read on yourself.

Kidnappers murder schoolgirl, torch body and demand ransom from family

JOHOR BARU, Sept 16 - A group of youths kidnapped a 16-year-old schoolgirl, murdered her and torched the body in Kulai Jaya last Friday.

The kidnappers then demanded a RM33,000 ransom from Lai Ying Xin's family to secure her "release"!

The family paid the ransom - unaware that the victim's body had been dumped in undergrowth in Taman Putri.

Police believe the teenager was murdered within 24 hours of being kidnapped in front of a supermarket where she was working part-time.

Johor police deputy chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said a police team arrested a 16-year-old school dropout and two men in a Perodua Kembara in Kulai at 6.15pm yesterday.

He said two-thirds of the ransom money was seized from the suspects. Tun Hisan said about an hour later, another 16-year-old suspect was nabbed to facilitate investigations.

Following interrogation of the four, the police were led to Taman Putri about 1.40am today, where Lai's charred remains were found.

The suspects have been remanded until Sept 21 to facilitate investigations under Section 3 of the Kidnapping Act 1961 which carries a death sentence, or life imprisonment and whipping upon conviction.

Tun Hisan said the family knew the identity of the kidnappers.

"The victim was a bright student... she scored distinctions in seven subjects in the PMR examination last year." - Bernama


Let's dedicate a moment of silence to the victim. May her soul find peace.

Raging out.


buttercup said...

God bless