Saturday April 28, 2012
12-year-old abducted while going to school
KUALA LUMPUR: A 12-year-old boy who was on his way to Mont' Kiara International School (MKIS) near his home was abducted by two men in a black car.
Nayati Shamelin Moodliar, who was in his school uniform, was grabbed at about 7.35am just a short distance from his school.
According to witnesses, the men, who were in a black sedan, grabbed the boy while he was walking to school, bundled him into the car and sped off.
Nayati, who has dark brown eyes, is about 1.5m tall and weighs 45kg. He was wearing a white polo T-shirt with the school's emblem and dark green shorts. The boy's sobbing parents have appealed to the abductors to release their only son as soon as possible.
“We just want him to come home safely. Please release our son and contact us.
“We do not want any trouble. We just want our son back, please,” the boy's father Sham Moodliar said.
The parents were approached by reporters at the scene earlier today, where residents had turned up in a show of support and were distributing posters of the missing boy.
The family and concerned citizens have taken to social media to help spread awareness.
Police are investigating the incident after the family lodged a report at the Brickfields station.
School head Walter Morris described Nayati as a friendly and popular child, who has a positive attitude and gets along with everyone.
“He is a good child. We hope they find him soon,” he said, adding that the school was in a lock-down initially following the incident.
MKIS has also posted Nayati's disappearance on its website www.mkis.edu.my.
Nayati's schoolmates have taken to YouTube to appeal for his safe return and urged the public to spread the word on social media.
“A lot of people are sad. We are all sad.
“Please, if you can search around Hartamas or Mont' Kiara or anywhere in Malaysia, try and find him.”
Another student urged as many people as possible to share the information on Nayati's disappearance be it on YouTube or other avenue.
“Please share to all your friends. It is sad that Nayati got abducted. So please help.”
Meanwhile, Nayati's fate has caught the attention of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who expressed his concern through Twitter.
“Let's all pray and, through so-cial media amplify and search for Nayati.
“I appeal as a father for Nayati not to be harmed in any way. Spoke directly to IGP (Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar) to investigate this matter,'' he tweeted last night.
Those with information are urged to contact police at 999; the school at 03-2093-8604; or 013-681-6085.