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Left in drain for 3 hours

KL cabby robs, then pushes passenger out of taxi

She hailed a cab near Traders Hotel in Kuala Lumpur to go home.

But instead of sending her home, the taxi driver took the 23-year-old woman on a long ride, robbed her of RM100 (S$30) in cash and her mobile phone.

The driver then allegedly pushed her out of the taxi and drove away, Malay Mail Online reported.

She broke her back and was left in a drain for about three hours on Wednesday in Petaling Jaya.

The woman, who is a foreigner, was identified only as Tatyana, but her nationality is not known.

Hulu Selangor police chief, Superintendent R. Supramaniam, said the victim, who was believed to be drunk, claimed that the cabby grabbed her handbag and pushed her out of the vehicle before he drove away.

She gave chase and the taxi driver turned back. He pushed her into a drain and fled.

SECOND CASE

Supt Supramaniam said police were alerted to the incident at 9.30am when a passer-by found the injured woman in the drain.

She was taken to Kuala Kubu Bharu Hospital.

The case was the second incident involving a rogue cabby in Selangor this week.

On Monday, a 28-year-old woman suffered scratches to her face after she was held at knifepoint by a taxi driver in Subang Jaya.

In the incident, which happened at 8.45am, the driver allegedly held a Bowie knife to her right ear before taking her wallet and mobile phone.

The victim claimed the suspect had pointed a pistol at her before leaving her in front of a post office.

She had earlier flagged the taxi in Petaling Jaya to go to her workplace at Empire Shopping Gallery in Subang Jaya.

Passers-by helped her get treatment at a nearby clinic.

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