|Kidnapped woman released |
Wednesday, December 20 2006
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BACK HOME: Kidnap victim Debbie Singh-Ali and her family remained indoors at their Roystonia Gardens, Couva home yesterday after she was released on M...
A WEEPING Debbie Singh-Ali was reunited yesterday with her husband Ashmead Ali and their two children after she was released by her kidnappers at about midnight on Monday.
The woman was held captive for 13 days after being kidnapped from her Roystonia Gardens, Couva home on December 5.
A $1M ransom was demanded for her safe release. Efforts by Newsday to speak to Singh-Ali and her husband who is a pilot, were futile.
Anti-Kidnapping Squad officers who were investigating the case, told Newsday that at about 3 am, residents of Kadee Street in Belmont, were alerted by a woman’s screams.
On checking, they saw Singh-Ali on the road and immediately telephoned the police. Singh-Ali was taken in a police vehicle to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital (PoSGH) where she was treated for dehydration.
On the day of her kidnapping, Singh-Ali was celebrating her 31st birthday and husband Ashmead, had taken their children aged five and seven, to purchase a gift for their mother. On returning home, Ashmead found the front door of his house open.
The house was ransacked and several items missing. He also discovered his wife missing.
Last week, Ashmead said the kidnappers demanded a $1M ransom and he had pleaded with them to get in touch with him.