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Suspect held after abducting girlfriend over Facebook account

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:11 AM


Police say they have detained a 21-year-old man as they probe the alleged abduction of his 17-year-old girlfriend because she refused to delete her Facebook account.

The police said that the teenager was also locked in a room at his home and that the incident occurred between June 17-19 at West Canefield East Canje Berbice.

Police said that the suspect has now been arrested and is in custody pending investigations and that the teenager had informed them that he placed a knife at her neck and forced her to leave her yard.

She said she eventually escaped from his home and reported the ordeal to the police.

Police said the suspect visited the victim’s home, and an argument started over the victim being on social media. The suspect asked the victim to delete her Facebook page, and the victim refused.

“The suspect then took away the victim’s cellular phone, broke it, and threw it over a nearby fence. He then started to physically abuse her and took a knife from his bag and placed it to her neck while ordering her to exit her yard.

“Becoming fearful for her life, the victim complied. They joined a hired car, but the victim alleges that all her silent signals to the driver went unheeded. The suspect then took her to his home and placed her in a room of the lower flat of the building,” the police said.

The teenager said that while held against her will, she was left naked in a locked room, and all her pleas and attempts to leave were met with threats of force.

But the police said that after hearing voices in the yard on June 19, the victim managed to open the door and run out into the yard, screaming for help.

The suspect fled the scene.