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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 30: Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have freed a Ukrainian woman who was ‘kidnapped’ and held ‘hostage’ by a Jordanian inside his apartment on the 10th floor of a residential building, reports Al-Anba daily. The man reportedly beat her and seized her phone to prevent her from getting in touch with the security authorities.
The suspect has been arrested and detained at the local police station and is expected to be presented in front of the Public Prosecution.
In the meantime, a case of coerced kidnapping, beating and robbery has been filed against the man.
The security authorities are looking into the case to verify if the two persons knew each other and if there was any kind of relationship between the two persons and to what extent.
The daily quoting a security source the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior was alerted by the next door neighbor of the apartment after the person heard distress calls and screams and did not know what was happening. The caller said as far as he knew the apartment was occupied by a female expatriate, was not married and lived alone.
The source added, based on the complaint, securitymen rushed to the apartment and knocked on the door and the woman answered. Inside the apartment was the couple. The 32-year-old woman looked bruised. During investigation at the police station the woman said she works for a private medical clinic. She added she was surprised by the man who under threat forced her to get into his car and drove her to his apartment. He then hit her violently and stole her phone when she resisted him.
By Munif Nayef
Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies