Bahrain residents warned to avoid unlicensed taxis
Manama, July 15, 2014
Youngsters in Bahrain have been urged to avoid getting into unlicensed taxis.
Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science director-general Brigadier Abulrahman Sinan issued the warning following the rescue of a kidnapped Asian woman, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
Police located the area where she was in less than an hour of being informed.
“An informer told us that he had received a message from an Asian woman who wanted to be rescued from a man who had offered to drive her to her home in Hoora but had kidnapped her to his home in Riffa,” Brigadier Sinan said.
“There, he abused her physically and sexually though she suffered from partial paralysis. She later sent out an SMS when he went to sleep.”
Brigadier Sinan said police rushed to the house and arrested the Bahraini suspect and rescued the woman.
He urged people not to get into a car if its driver offered them a lift.
He said the summer vacations had started and children were often out alone.
“While looking for transportation, they should avoid unlicensed taxis and opt for the official one or public transport.” - TradeArabia News Service