Wife fakes own kidnapping to flee with lover

A woman from Klang, Selangor, faked her own kidnapping to run away with her lover, reported Kosmo!.

The woman, 40, went missing after her husband sent her to her workplace on Friday.

North Klang OCPD Asst Comm Mazelan Paijan said the woman made her "escape" after her 55-year-old husband sent her to a secondary school here, where she worked as a cleaner. The couple had been married for 20 years.

She was missing when he returned to pick her up. The next day, he received a RM5,000 ransom demand from a man who called his phone.

ACP Mazelan said the man immediately lodged a police report.

"Through our investigation, we arrested a woman in her 40s in the Kapar area at about 9.30am on Monday, which led us to the disco­very of the (runaway) woman at a restaurant in Jalan Meru, about two hours later," he said.

ACP Mazelan added that a 37-year-old man was arrested at the Sungai Kapar Industrial Zone at 3.15pm the same day.

He said investigations revealed the purported victim had decided to run away from her husband, who she claims often beat her. She also claimed the male suspect had been her lover for the past nine years.