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Chinese woman escapes while kidnapper was sleeping

The Biñan police arrested three Chinese nationals during an operation following a report from their victim who was allegedly kidnapped and molested.

According to a "24 Oras" report by John Consulta on Friday, the victim, a Chinese woman, went to a hotel in Parañaque for what she thought was a business meeting on Monday when she was kidnapped by the three suspects.

“[They told me] ‘If you don’t give me money, I will hurt you and kill you.’ [They] slapped my face and hit here using electric taser,” the victim said.

She said she was repeatedly beaten and electrocuted while her hands and feet were bound, and was required to loan ransom money worth P2 million from her Chinese colleagues at gunpoint.

She said she was also molested daily during the four days she was held captive.

“Base sa biktima hinalikan siya, so may acts of lasciviousness,” said Biñan City Police chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Rongavilla.

Eventually, she was able to escape and report the crime to the police.

“Only one guy was inside, and that guy [was] asleep. [I] had the choice to run away. Slowly, [I] opened the door and tried to cross the wall, and then [I] ran away,” said the victim.

Unfortunately, the kidnappers were already able to get the P1.2 million ransom money and her luxury cars by the time she escaped.

“Agad tayong nagconduct ng hot pursuit operation at natunton natin yung tatlong kumidnap sa babae. Narekober din natin yung ginamit na pangkidnap sa kanila na fortuner na SUV,” Rongavilla said.

The three suspects will face charges for kidnapping, grave coercion, acts of lasciviousness, illegal possession of firearms, extortion and carnapping.

Meanwhile, another Chinese national was rescued by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Kidnapping Group during an operation in Muntinlupa.

In a separate "24 Oras" report by Marisol Abdurahman on Friday, the victim was said to have been followed and kidnapped after leaving a hotel in Parañaque.

A ransom demand of P3.5 million was sent to the victim’s friend, who reported the incident to the police.

“Around 8:30 p.m. of [the] same day [of the kidnapping], naka-receive yung nag- report na nagde-demand ng P3.5 million yung mga kidnappers,” said PNP spokesperson Police Colonel Jean Fajardo.

Upon her rescue, the victim was reportedly found with hands and feet tied and with a plaster on their mouth.

The police were able to arrest three suspects for the crime, including the victim’s driver.—Jiselle Anne Casucian/LDF, GMA Integrated News