On February 20, 2013, directorate of Asaysh made a statement saying that after 5 hour gunfight, they saved a Chinese girl who was kidnapped. On Thursday, February 21, 2013, they made another statement and gave more details on the incident.
A copy of the statement has been sent to Warvin which says: “a guy living in Slemani had an affair with a Chinese waitress in one of the hotels in the city, after having problems, on February 19, night time; the criminal broke into Karo hotel with a rifle in Shakraka neighborhood.
The man he has searched the hotel with a rifle, and has frightened everyone. After searching the rooms, he has taken the girl forcibly, and drove to his house in Shex Mheden neighborhood; he has sexually assaulted and threatened the girl.
It’s written in the statement that after the incident and filing a complaint at court, according to the article 421 which is related to kidnapping, in the Iraqi penal code the judge decided ordered the Asaysh directorate in Slemani to start investigation the case.
It is also written that the Asaysh forces immediately arrived at the hotel where the incident happened, the take all the recordings from the CCTV and start investigations.
According to the statement “After collecting information on the criminal and the crime scene, the asaysh forces go to the place where the girl is imprisoned, they ask the criminal to release the girl, but he refuses their request.”
According to the information, asaysh called the family of the kidnapper ”they cooperate with the asaysh forces but it will not be useful, the kidnapper starts shooting the forces, he will face them and after 5 hour gun fight, they capture the kidnapper and send him to court, and save the girl”.
Asaysh stated that “after investigating with the Chinese girl who was the victim, she had said: that the guy took her forcibly, he has sexually assaulted her and threatened her, she demands the court to punish the criminal. The criminal confessed and investigations are in progress.