Moodliar boy still not found, says family

2012-05-03 00:00

RUMOURS that their kidnapped son had been found were false, the Moodliar family said yesterday.

There is still no news on the whereabouts of 12-year-old Nayati Moodliar.

He was snatched while making his way to school in Malaysia last week.

“We have received information that someone is spreading rumours about Nayati being found. Please do not spread malicious rumours like this,” the family posted on the Facebook page set up to find the boy.

“It is already hard for the Moodliar family not being able to be with Nayati. For someone to say such thing is hurtful to the parents,” they said.

Speaking to The Witness from Kuala Lumpur, family spokesperson Shyam Priah said: “If there are any major developments, we will let you know.”

“Until then, please keep Nayati in your thoughts and prayers,” she said.

Mont’ Kiara International School, which Nayati attends, said in a statement posted on its website that the pupils would be receiving counselling.

“As we continue to hope and pray for Nayati’s safe return, we must also care for the needs of the remainder of the students in the school,” said principal Walter Morris.

“Our faculty and our counsellors in particular, are doing a wonderful job of providing the pastoral care so necessary in difficult situations such as these.”

It was reported that rewards amounting to over R150 000 have been offered for the information that could lead to the safe return of the boy.

However, Priah refused to elaborate on the rewards offered.

Nayati’s parents are South African. His father, Sham Moodliar, was born in Durban

— Witness Reporter.

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