16 Apr '11, 2am

Woman tortured, locked up by boyfriend for a week

JOHOR BARU - A 37-YEAR-OLD Indonesian woman was locked up in a room for about a week and tortured by her boyfriend until the state Immigration Department came to her rescue. Apparently, her 26-year-old boyfriend, a Myanmar national, had been jealous of her friendship with other men. State Immigration Department enforcement deputy director Gajendra Bahadur said it was discovered that the boyfriend and a Bangladeshi housemate had covered the windows in the room to ensure neighbours could not see the woman. 'We received a tip-off from the public who heard the woman crying for help,' he said, adding that the enforcement officers raided the rented house in Tampoi here at 1pm on Thursday. Mr Gajendra said the officers broke into the locked room and found the woman who had bruises on her hand and body. 'When we conducted the raid, the boyfriend tried to escape in a taxi but our o...

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