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Drug addict arrested for taking niece hostage

ALOR SETAR, A seven-year-old girl faced a nightmare when she was taken hostage by her own uncle for over five hours at a house in Taman Serai Wangi, Padang Serai, near Kulim yesterday.

Kedah Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Mior Faridalthrash Wahid said in the incident at about 6 pm, the 34-year-old suspect armed with a knife was said to have run amok and locked himself in a bathroom with his niece after his brother-in-law refused to give him money to purchase drugs.

“The suspect, who was under the influence of drugs, and had past family issues, came to the house and demanded a certain amount of money believed to be for purchasing drugs, but his brother-in-law refused to oblige, causing the suspect to go berserk.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

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Home / Politics / Drug addict arrested for taking niece hostage

Drug addict arrested for taking niece hostage

ALOR SETAR, A seven-year-old girl faced a nightmare when she was taken hostage by her own uncle for over five hours at a house in Taman Serai Wangi, Padang Serai, near Kulim yesterday.

Kedah Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Mior Faridalthrash Wahid said in the incident at about 6 pm, the 34-year-old suspect armed with a knife was said to have run amok and locked himself in a bathroom with his niece after his brother-in-law refused to give him money to purchase drugs.

“The suspect, who was under the influence of drugs, and had past family issues, came to the house and demanded a certain amount of money believed to be for purchasing drugs, but his brother-in-law refused to oblige, causing the suspect to go berserk.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

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