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Kuwaiti man detains two women looking for job as hostages in Salwa

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: A Kuwaiti, who is believed to be in his 60s, has been detained in for interrogation for allegedly assaulting two Asians and detaining them inside his apartment in Salwa against their wish, reports Al-Anba daily.

The daily added, the case was registered under the title ‘coercion’ and ‘illegal detention’ until it became clear the victims had been verbally and physically abused.

A security source said this happened when an unidentified Filipino called the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior and said he had heard a distress call from someone saying ‘Help Me’.

He said he heard this from someone living in one of the apartments in the same building. The source said when the caller was contacted he confirmed hearing the words and gave police his address.

Following this a number of securitymen came were sent to the building by the district commander and when they knocked on the door of the citizen’s apartment, he asked from behind the closed door if they have a search warrant. Within minutes the men armed with a warrant from the Public Prosecution and threatened to break the door. Sensing the seriousness of the issue, the man opened the door and found two Asians women with assault traces on their bodies.

After they were rescued, one of the victims said she met the citizen and the latter offered her a job and told her to visit him in his apartment. For fear she requested her friend to accompany her and as both of them reached the apartment, the Kuwaiti reportedly detained and assaulted them. The case is being investigated to know the full truth because the police think there is a missing link because of the circumstances of the case – detention and assault.

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