Kidnapped boy 'hungry and tired' but home

2012-05-03 08:57

Cape Town - The 12-year-old boy kidnapped in Malaysia and safely returned to his family early on Thursday was "hungry and tired", his South African aunt said.

In an interview with SABC news Caroline Swanepoel said Nayati Shamelin Moodliar, who was kidnapped on his way to school, was safely back home.

"My sister said she will talk to us this afternoon, but she was off to the hospital with him just to have routine a check up," Swanepoel said.

"It's been the best news ever that Nayati is back... he came home hungry and tired."

The boy is in Malaysia on a Dutch passport, but has South African family.

Malaysian police said on Thursday he was found after being kidnapped six days ago near his house in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur city police chief Mohmad Salleh said Nayati was returned unharmed. The Moodliar family confirmed the child's safe recovery.

"We are delighted to tell you that Nayati is back home with us and, although it has obviously been a very traumatic time for him, he appears at this stage to be in good shape," the Moodliar family said on a Facebook account set up to help find the boy.

"We cannot begin to say how proud we are of him and the way that he has coped with the events of the past week," they added.

Moodliar was seized last Friday while walking to Mont Kiara International School by two men who dragged him to a waiting black car, police said.

  • Marion - 2012-05-03 09:01

    So are we.

      WimpieN - 2012-05-03 09:11

      Are you also "hungry and tired" but home? Just kidding! Also glad he is back safe!

      Janice - 2012-05-03 09:48

      Thank God for that!!!!!

      Preshen - 2012-05-03 10:51

      By him a Happy meal

  • Sean - 2012-05-03 09:07

    He's home and they still haven't fed him??

  • Msika - 2012-05-03 09:41

    Now, what's the difference between the first article and this one (Except for the heading of course)? News24 stop being lazy and give us something worth of reading.

      Janice - 2012-05-03 09:50

      It IS worth reading! Two parents got their child back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Liko - 2012-05-03 09:41

    tell us then what happened

  • Jacques - 2012-05-03 09:51

    Feel good story indeed! Delighted for the family!

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-03 09:52

    great news!

  • Loyiso - 2012-05-03 09:52

    Good news 4 all of us!

  • Loyiso - 2012-05-03 09:52

    Good news 4 all of us!

  • schoeman.charlene - 2012-05-03 11:09

    happy with you!!!!!!

  • Shirley - 2012-05-03 11:41

    A huge sigh of relief!!! Glad to know he is un injured and well! Hope the parents enjoy this moment,as I know there are thousands who are just as pleased!!! Blessings to all!

  • William - 2012-05-03 12:04

    So nice to see that there are still happy endings in this world!

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