SERDANG: Police are trying to track down a 29-year-old woman who was found chained by the roadside Sunday in Serdang Raya, Seri Kembangan here.
Passers-by spotted the woman locked in metal chains and squatting by the roadside near the MPSJ Hall at about 9am.
She was freed by a team of police and firemen before being taken away by a man claiming to be her elder brother.
Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Megat Mohamad Aminuddin Megat Alias said no official report has been lodged over the incident.
He added that besides knowing her name, age and address on her MyKad, police had no other information about the woman.
"A man claiming to be her older brother took her away. We thought she was living in the area based on the address.
"Upon investigation, we found that the house was abandoned. It might have been an old address.
"We are still trying to locate her whereabouts," he told reporters at a press conference in Seri Kembangan on Monday.
ACP Megat Mohamad Aminuddin said despite the absence of an official report, police would still investigate the reason why she was chained by the roadside.
Those with information on the case and the woman's whereabouts are urged to contact the police hotline at 03-2052 9999 or visit the nearest police station.
Bernama reported that she was chained because she supposedly had a drinking habit.
The Star tracked down the woman's address to a house about a five-minute drive from where she was found.
The house had been left abandoned for about a year.
A neighbour, who declined to be named, claimed that the woman used to rent the house with her husband and three young children before they were divorced.
The woman was said to have been working at a nearby factory.