SMJK Chung Hwa : Students’ English Corner
Brought 2U by Lim Ee Jane
Lying on the most comfortable and cozy bed I have ever slept on, I glazed at thefan on the ceiling which was spinning in a rapid manner, dizziness did not even engulf my mind for the most terrifying experience that I had gone through a day ago keptlingering in my mind so vividly and real. It seemed to be sculptured deeply in my brainand came to my mind once in a while whenever I was in calmness, especially when I wasabout to settle myself in myself in my sweet dream. Weariness did not make an affect for perhaps I had to go through another sleepless night.To me, it was really the most hall-rising experience that I had ever come across inmy life. It was certainly a bolt from the blue as I had not expected of being kidnapped aswhat were shown in the drama series. The bad experience occurred three days ago. As aroutine, I would walk back home after attending a tuition class which ends at about 10 atnight as the tuition centre was just a stone’s throw away from my house. I was always inextreme tiredness at the moment. The strong desire of climbing into my lovely bed mademe decide to reach home earlier and faster than following the actual path home. To usethe short-cut, I had to pass through a short yet dark, narrow road between twomagnificent office buildings.I had been using the path home for several times and was sure that nothing wouldhappen with nobody along the small pathway. Although I knew that the way of gettinghome faster could be threatening my life. I was too innocent to have thought of being akarate-do learner, I would be able to defend and protect myself from whatever harms thatcould hurt me, as when I was striving with my opponent during a karate-do competition. Idid not even realize that I had been making my capability for granted. The thoughtremained in my mind until the unfortunate event finally took place on me. Perhaps for teaching me an unforgettable and useful lesson.As usual, I walked as fast as I could from the tuition centre, almost running,along the short-cut path in order to reach home as quickly as possible. I did not evenexpect something to be happening on me as fate has always on my side before that. WhenI reach the dark and frightening pathway. I felt eerie beads of sweat began to appear onmy temple as well as forehead. Gust of wind that unusually chilly, sent shivers down myspine and kept my legs trembling in coolness. I increase my speed of walking so that Iwould come to the end of the road as fast as I could and get away from this scaring place.It could not remember when but at a time when I was halfway through the path, I heardthe gentle sounds of footsteps following my every step. My heartbeat faster and harder asif it would jump out of my mouth anytime.I knew that someone was behind me, following me closely as I could feel the breath of a person which seems to be so near to me. Just as I was about to take flight asfast as possible, as long as I was away from the eerie path, my mouth was gaggedinstantly by a strong and big hand. I wanted to scream my whole lung cut but my soundseemed to be hidden deep in my throat that all I could produce was the sound as soft as
Kidnapping is a vice that has become so rampant today. It is mostly seen in countries that are facing unrests. Kidnapping is generally holding a person against their consent or will. There are many reasons that may lead to kidnapping. The most common is when people are kidnapped for ransom. The masterminds will target mostly kids from the rich family. They will take the kid and then ask for money. They will warn the parents against involving the police. The other form of kidnapping that many people may at times see as a lesser crime is parental kidnapping. This is mostly caused by divorces and bad relationship break ups. It will lead to one parent taking and keeping children against the law or court’s ruling or even against the child’s will. Sometimes, people are kidnapped so as to burry evidence. People who may have vital information concerning some cases disappear without a trace. These people may later on be found dead or be reported missing forever. You can also get kidnapped if you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is especially in crime scenes where the thugs need a hostage to help them get away from the police.
Operation of Kidnappers
Kidnappers like to operate in a way that will least create suspicion. This will involve the use of people who might not even be part of the kidnapping but will only be used to provide information. In most cases, they use information networks. They will use pretty girls that are hard to suspect. These ladies may follow you and provide details of your tracks. They may also use people who are close to you or your workmates and associates. When they do not have direct access, they will use people disguised as disables. They will make calls to give signals when they spot you. Other unsubstantiated claims say that the police and other law enforcers are also involved in kidnapping. This may be a misunderstanding as kidnappers disguise themselves as police officers and dress in police uniform.
Aftermath of Kidnapping
Kidnapping has many adverse effects on the society. One is that it causes untimely death. Those that are held for ransom may be killed if their families fail to pay the amount asked. During crossfire with the police, innocent people may be hit. Many evidence kidnappings do not end well and result in death. The other effect is economic paralysis. Those people that pay ransom end up being economically crippled. Those who survive kidnappings may also be negatively affected. They may develop the fear for many things or get traumatized.