Posts tagged ‘kidnap’

December 8, 2019

Tussle in the Manger

by duncanr

February 5, 2018

Desi Shotgun Wedding

by duncanr

in the Indian state of Bihar, they call it “Pakadua Vivah” – the kidnapping of young men by a girl’s family or friends and forcing them at gunpoint to marry the girl

and it’s on the rise – http://tinyurl.com/ydeo4yp6

hhmmm, kidnapping and coercion doesn’t seem a very promising basis on which to found a stable, and happy, long-term relationship

wonder how many of these . . .

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January 7, 2016

They Do Things Differently in Canada

by duncanr

poledanceran Edmonton man kidnapped and assaulted his boss over wages he claimed were owed to him

– and then things got weird . . . full story

October 2, 2011

‘Honor’ Killings, my Arse !!!

by duncanr

Victims of so called ‘honor’ killings, in which one family member is killed by another for bringing shame on the family are predominately women and girls.

A United Nations 2007 report estimates that as many as 5,000 women and children a year are killed by members of their own family – though as many ‘honor’ killings are not reported or are passed off as suicides, that figure may well be understating the prevalence of the practice

[In Pakistan alone, 647 incidences of so-called honor killings were reported by the press in 2009, 46% of all female murders in Pakistan that year – Human Rights Commission for Pakistan]

The reasons given to justify honor killings include . . .

Continued here – http://tinyurl.com/668arsz

August 4, 2011

Doesn’t get much worse than this !

by duncanr

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed in the morning !!!

A courting couple’s coitus was interupted by 4 men wearing ski masks who tied their wrists together and then drove to the man’s home intending to steal any valuables there.

On arrival at the man’s home, the robbers/kidnappers found the man’s wife, his mother, and his two children there.

Now if you have been paying attention, right about now you should be saying to yourself . . .

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March 5, 2010

Sahil Saeed

by NobblySan

For the past two days, the UK media have been heavily featuring the sad case of young Sahil Saeed.

Sahil and his family live near me; he attends a school a few hundred yards from Chateau Nobbly, and before that he went to the nursery at the school where MrsN works. He was one of her favourite kids in last year’s crop – a lovely lad by all accounts.

For those who don’t know the story, Sahil and his dad had been to the Punjab region of Pakistan to visit his grandmother. On the morning they were due to fly home, the house was attacked by armed men, and along with money and jewellery being stolen,  Sahil was kidnapped. There has been speculation today that someone within or close to the extended family may have tipped off the kidnappers, or otherwise been involved in the crime.

I had been discussing the case with some friends at work, and we’d all picked up on the wording of the BBC article describing the events. they referred to six men armed with guns and a grenade ‘approaching’ the house (only approaching?), and to the fact that ten family members had been beaten during the attack, which had lasted for six hours. Now, I’m no expert in such matters, but if you’re a bunch of robbers/kidnappers, why would you need to be in the house for six hours – surely a quick snatch and away on your toes would be a better approach?

We amateur sleuths had decided that there was either something not being reported on this matter, or that the kidnap was not quite what it seemed.

Meanwhile, a lively and popular five year old lad is missing in a country that is completely alien to him (he only speaks English), and given that MrsN is very upset about the whole thing,  who knows what the wee lad’s mother must be going through.

February 28, 2010

Cops accused of Kidnap

by duncanr

New Jersey cops responded quickly to a 911 call from a man claiming he was being kidnapped – he was calling from the back seat of their cruiser 🙄

The cops had picked the drunk up following a disorderly conduct complaint.

They were on their way to drop him off at his home when he made his 911 kidnapping call from the back of their car.

When he continued to be disorderly they changed their mind about taking him home and instead took him to the station where he was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction.

Source . . .

Silly bugger should have kept his mouth shut !!!

December 4, 2008

News Flash – Guilty Verdict

by noseycow

Shannon Matthews mother, Karen and her co-defendant Michael Donovan have been found guilty of kidnap, false imprisonment and perverting the course of justice.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/7763260.stm