Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Cops: Girl may have run away

Siti Nur Fatihah Mahadi 
KUANTAN: The disappearance of a 15-year-old girl here has led to conflicting versions between her family and the police.
While her two siblings have claimed that she was abducted in broad daylight while walking along a busy street here, authorities believe that she might have run away.
According to her siblings, Siti Nur Fatihah Mahadi was heading to a shop in Jalan Tas 2 to top up her handphone credit on Sunday when a car suddenly stopped in front of them and a man pulled her in.
Her adopted sister Siti Nurul Aisyah, 11, said although she and her brother Mohamad Syahmi Aiman, 11, struggled to pull their eldest sister back, they were elbowed away by the man.
“My sister was shouting for help. My brother and I tried to save her but we could only watch as the car sped away,” she said at their home at Taman Tas here yesterday.
Siti Nurul Aisyah said a Malay woman was driving the deep purple car, adding that there was another man in it. She claimed that she did not recognise any of them.
However, Kuantan OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Jasmani Yusoff said they believed that Siti Nur Fatihah had run away with her friends.
“Witnesses said she told someone on the phone that she wanted to run away from her mother. A car then came and picked her up in front of the handphone shop.
“There was no screaming or anything that looked like an abduction,” he said.
ACP Mohd Jasmani said the case was still being investigated, adding that the police would track down her whereabouts.
Meanwhile, Siti Nur Fatihah's mother Normala Mohd Lazin said her children had come home crying at about 3.20pm.
“They told me what happened. I immediately tried to call my daughter's handphone but it was switched off,” she said.
She added that she did not feel that Siti Nur Fatihah, who did not have a boyfriend, had run away.
“My daughter told me she had a bad feeling before leaving the house but she laughed it off. Please return my daughter. Please don't hurt her,” said the distraught woman.
Teruntum assemblyman Chang Hong Seong urged those with information on Siti Nur Fatihah's whereabouts to contact the police or her parents at 019-9813 361 and 019-9897 807. - theStarOnline

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