Two girls not kidnapped but ran away from home, says Deputy CP

Datuk Dev Kumar M.M Sree

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KUCHING, Aug 25: Police confirmed that a report lodged over the suspected kidnapping of two teenage girls earlier today in Matang is false.

Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Dev Kumar confirmed the report was false, and believed the two girls aged 10 and 17 might have run away from home.

“We strongly believe it is a false report. We are looking for the two girls now whom we believe ran away from home.

“Not kidnapped as reported. The police report is false,” Dev replied in a WhatsApp message just now.

The kidnapping report was made this afternoon by the sister of one of the victims, claiming that two men in masks in a white van with heavily tinted windows abducted the the two girls from a roadside stall near Taman Kopodim in Matang here. — DayakDaily