A handwritten note by a girl claiming to have been kidnapped by two men has gone viral.
The note, which was written by an unnamed 11-year-old from Kapar in Malaysia, detailed how she was abducted by eight men in two vans.
However, the girl claimed she was saved by an elderly man who managed to fight off the kidnappers with his bare hands.It was only after her mother took her to the police station, that it was found the girl had fabricated the story. She confessed she’d made it up to skip her Arabic class. The incident was widely shared on Facebook and police were quick to remind civilians that spreading fake news is illegal in the country.
It’s unclear whether the child or her parents face prosecution.
Source: Magazine Features