Two women in Australia were charged for kidnapping and stabbing a 24-year-old female, before stowing her in the boot of a car. The suspects were taken into custody and their bail plea was denied Wednesday.

The suspects were identified as Kayley Ketley, 24, and Latia Henderson, 18, and the incident took place in New South Wales. The women were driving a vehicle on the NSW highway when passersby saw a hand hanging out of a hole in the car’s boot, which was created by a missing tail-light, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The police were alerted and the vehicle was stopped near Berrima in the southern highlands. Ketley and Henderson, who were in the car, were arrested and charged with wounding a person with the intent of causing grievous bodily harm, kidnapping offenses, and driving a car without the consent of its owner, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Henderson has also been charged with being a never-licensed person driving a vehicle on a road with a prior offense. Ketley is also facing one count each of driving a motor vehicle during disqualification period and drug possession.

The victim was identified as Nisha Phillips. Authorities said Phillips suffered multiple stab wounds to her knee, thigh and forearm. Phillips is currently recovering from surgery at Liverpool Hospital, Yahoo News reported.

On Thursday, the accused women appeared via video link at Picton Local Court. One of the accused requested bail in order to stay with her grandmother, who was reportedly suffering from dementia and recovering from a knee reconstruction surgery. However, the court rejected her plea.

Detective Chief Inspector Brendan Bernie from the Hume Police District told the media Thursday that Phillips was found with a “fair amount of blood on her” Wednesday morning.

“It appears to be just personal violence related,” Bernie said. “We are still following up inquiries ... but that is what the early indications are that I have been told,” the Sydney Morning Herald reported, citing local news channel Sunrise.

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