A 12-year-old Dutch boy has been kidnapped in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The boy was dragged into a dark-coloured car with false number plates by three men before the eyes of his classmates. A spokesperson from the Dutch municipality of Son en Breugel has called it a “worrying situation”.
The boy Nayati Moodliar is the son of a couple from South Africa and therefore also holds South African nationality. The family lived in Son en Breugel for almost 11 years, but had moved to Malaysia for the father’s job. The boy attended an international school.
The kidnapping was filmed. Pictures of the boy have been distributed and a huge search is underway. His father made an emotional appeal for his safe return. “It is our only son. He is a good boy. We want him back. We don’t want any trouble. It is not too late to let him go. Let him come back.'' So far no ransom has been demanded.
One of his former Dutch teachers said, “He is a really nice and enthusiastic boy with a fanclub among the girls.''
The family is receiving assistance from the Dutch embassy in Malaysia. The Foreign Ministry said it did not want to speculate what is behind the kidnapping.
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