Woman goes into hiding with daughter

Woman goes into hiding with daughter
Deepa’s house is all locked up after Izwan allegedly abducted their son.

SEREMBAN - S. Deepa, whose son was allegedly abducted by her now-Muslim ex-husband barely 48 hours after she had obtained custody of her two children from the High Court, has gone into hiding.

She is afraid that Izwan Abdullah will try to abduct their daughter as well and the police's stand that they can take no action against him because he has received a custody order from the Syariah court has only increased her fears.

The 30-year-old clerk, who was rejoicing after the High Court here awarded her custody of her nine-year-old daughter and six-year-old son, said she was now worried because Izwan, 31, had been spotted near her house.

Deepa, who felt the police's refusal to investigate Izwan for the alleged kidnapping made "no sense", said she was left with no other choice but to temporarily leave her house at the Rumah Rakyat Sungai Rotan scheme in Jelebu.

"I am devastated by the police's inaction. This is ridiculous. The High Court gave me custody after hearing out both sides.

"Are the police trying to tell me that the High Court order means nothing?" asked a sobbing Deepa.

She said she was left with no choice but to leave as neighbours told her they had seen Izwan - a former lorry driver who is now with the Yayasan Kasih Sayang Negeri Sembilan - near her housing area on Thursday.

"I had to move out as I would be powerless to stop him if he decides to abduct my daughter as well.

"I don't even know where I am supposed to go with my girl who should be in school," she said, adding that her daughter also missed several months of school last year when she had to hide her after Izwan abducted their son from the salon she previously owned.

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