SHAH ALAM: A battered Indonesian woman fought for dear life as she kept afloat in the Sungai Klang for 30 minutes yesterday despite being bound with masking tape and placed inside a sack.
Two men had hurled the 37-year-old factory worker into the river from a bridge at the Kemuning-Shah Alam Highway here yesterday.
Fortunately, passers-by spotted her struggling to free herself from the sack and rescued her in the incident about 11am and alerted the police.
Shah Alam police chief ACP Shafien Mamat said the police and firemen from the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department found the victim in a semi-conscious state.
She was sent to the Shah Alam Hospital for treatment of injuries on the head and legs.
He said the victim, whose mouth and feet were bound by masking tape, had managed to partially free herself from the sack but not without sustaining injuries.
“We believe she was abducted and attacked over her alleged affair with a man, related to one of the assailants,” he told a media conference here today.
Shafien said two men, aged 21 and 22, had been detained to facilitate investigations.
He said initial investigations revealed two men had picked up the victim from her Taman Sri Muda residence about 10.30am yesterday in their van on the pretext of seeking traditional treatment for her.
Shafien said the woman was bound and gagged inside the van.
“One of the men repeatedly struck her with an iron rod, stuffed her inside a sack before hurling her into the river from a height of about 20 metres.” -FMT