He was abducted while walking to school on the 27th of April by two men in a black car. Immediately, word about his kidnapping swarmed the international news headlines, Twitter timelines, and Facebook news feeds. His father, Sham Moodliar made heart wrenching pleas repeatedly via video, Twitter (which then fueled the trending topic #FindNayatiMoodliar), and even through a Facebook page set up for the search.

Posters of the boy were seen all over town. And even our Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak pleaded via Twitter, “I appeal as a father for Nayati not to be harmed in anyway”. and added that he has spoken Inspector-General Police to expedite the case:


It broke everyone’s hearts – young and old alike.

But just yesterday morning, it was confirmed that the 12-year-old Mont’ Kiara International School student, Nayati Moodliar, was found. Safe and sound:

Police sources confirmed that he was released unharmed at a R&R stop along the North South Expressway, near Sungai Buloh at 7:55am yesterday morning after several negotiations with the kidnappers on an undisclosed ransom amount. After coming to an agreement, Nayati was then given a handphone to call his parents after he was released.

He was then reunited with his family. And his dad made it a point to post an official statement on the Facebook page alongside posting up pictures of a well-looking Nayati on Twitter:

Source: Sham Moodliar
Source: Sham Moodliar

As of now, no arrests have been made but the police are still investigating the case under the Kidnapping Act. If and when the suspects are identified and therefore brought to court, they will receive the death sentence.

It was a crazy whirlwind for us all as Nayati disappeared without a trace from his parents’ sight. We’re just glad he’s back.

Source: Sham Moodliar

And walking home from Mont’Kiara International School like the brave, strong boy like he is.

Welcome home, Nayati.

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