Moodliar kidnapping mastermind flees Malaysia
Eyewitness News has reliably learnt that the fifth suspect in the Nayati Moodliar kidnapping fled Malaysia.
CAPE TOWN - A fifth suspect involved in the kidnapping of Nayati Moodliar in Malaysia has reportedly fled the country.
The New Straits Times, a Malaysian newspaper, informed Eyewitness News , the individual's whereabouts are unknown.
The 12-year-old boy, who is the son of South African parents, was snatched outside his school in Kuala Lampur about two weeks ago.
He was released last Thursday.
A New Straits Times journalist said a national manhunt has been launched to arrest a fifth suspect, thought to be the mastermind behind Nayati Moodliar's kidnapping.
Four people have been already been arrested.
It is believed the suspects had gone their separate ways after collecting a ransom of several hundred thousand rand.
Malaysian police said they managed to bring the ransom price down from around R1 million to R260,000.