Four arrested over Nayati kidnapping

May 08, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — Police have arrested three men and a woman over the recent abduction of 12-year-old Nayati Shamelin Moodliar, national news agency Bernama reported tonight.

The suspects were arrested in separate police operations in Perak and Selangor between Sunday and early this morning.

“The police have recovered more than RM100,000 which is part of the ransom money paid by Nayati’s father and mother,” a source told Bernama.

A special team from Bukit Aman also seized a laptop computer and a mobile phone that was used to communicate the kidnappers’ ransom demands for the Dutch boy (picture).

The source told Bernama that the police would now wait for Nayati and his family to return from an overseas holiday to identify the suspected kidnappers.

Nayati was abducted in front of Mont Kiara International School here two weeks ago.

He was released last Thursday in Rawang after the family paid a ransom.

The case had captured public imagination with posters of the boy appearing across the Klang Valley in various languages.

It was reported that Nayati, who was still in his school uniform, was abducted by two men in a black car on a short distance from his school.

The men were said to have grabbed the boy while he was walking to school, bundled him into the car and sped off.