KUALA LUMPUR - A five-year-old boy, who was abducted by two men near a kindergarten in Sungai Chua, has been reunited with his family, The Star reported.
A taxi driver, who only wanted to be known as Nizam, drove up to the family’s home in Taman Cahaya at 5.35pm on Friday, with the child in the back seat and called out to the parents in the house.
"I just found him walking on the road and I recognised him from the WhatsApp messages being circulated," Nizam told The Star.
It was an emotional scene as the family ran out of the compound with tears to embrace the child, who was reportedly in healthy condition.
The child was then whisked into the house.
Kajang police said the boy would be sent to the Kajang Hospital for a medical checkup.
"The hunt for the culprits is still on," a spokesman said.
On Friday morning, a man stopped the boy’s mother on the pretext of asking for directions.
While she was speaking, his accomplice grabbed the boy and ran to a black Proton Saga.
It is believed that the mother managed to get into the abductors’ car but they later dumped her at the side of the road near a market in Sungai Chua.
The dramatic incident was captured in a video that went viral after the boy's relatives posted it online. The minute-long clip has been viewed more than 500,000 times since it was posted by Casey Lee on Facebook at about 11am on Friday.
Many appeals for the whereabouts of the child had been circulating on social media and via mobile phone messages.
CCTV taken.by neighbour, this 2 malay
Posted by Casey Lee on Thursday, 8 October 2015