Western Cape police rescue kidnapped Bangladeshi national

Police rescued a Bangladeshi national kidnapped on Monday in Touwsriver in the Western Cape.

According to the police, a ransom was demanded for the victim’s safe return. The provincial Multidisciplinary Kidnapping Task Team arrested four suspects on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson, Brigadier Novela Potelwa, says the suspects are also Bangladeshi nationals and face charges of kidnapping and extortion.

“Following the kidnapping of a 19-year-old Bangladeshi on Monday in Touws River where, after a ransom was demanded, members of the Western Cape multidisciplinary kidnapping task team sprang into action in pursuit of vital information and descended on a location in the area where they rescued the hostage on Wednesday ,” said Potelwa.

“Four suspects, also Bangladeshi men, were subsequently arrested and are facing kidnapping and extortion charges. The rescued man was taken to a medical facility for assessment.”


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Done by: Alungile Njemla


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