Cabby brings kidnapped Malaysian boy back to family

Family members of the kidnapped boy hugging the taxi driver (right).
PHOTO: The Star

A five-year-old boy, who was kidnapped by two men near a kindergarten in Sungai Chua, has been reunited with his family.

A taxi driver, who only wanted to be known as Nizam, drove up to the family's home in Taman Cahaya here at 5.35pm Friday, with the child in the back seat and called out to the parents in the house.

It was an emotional scene as the family members ran out of the compound with tears to embrace the child, who was reportedly in healthy condition.

The child was then whisked into the house.

Earlier, Friday morning, one of the two kidnappers had stopped the boy's mother on the pretext of asking for directions.

While she was in the midst of explaining, the man's accomplice grabbed the boy and headed to a black Proton Saga.

It is believed that the mother managed to get into the kidnappers' car but they later dumped her at the side of the road near a market in Sungai Chua.

Since then, a video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

The picture of the boy has also been shared, with netizens asking members of the public to keep a lookout.

However, false information had also circulated, alleging that the boy was found while the culprits had been apprehended.