A woman who was allegedly confined by her boyfriend for nine days and was forced to have sex with him finally managed to escape his clutches.
Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said police arrested the man at 1.30am Tuesday (Jan 23) following a report lodged by the 23-year-old victim.
He said the woman, who is a factory worker from a longhouse in Bawang Assan, had been confined by the 30-year-old unemployed suspect in a rented room of a house at Jalan Emplan since Jan 15.
“She was locked up in the room and was not allowed to go out. He had threatened to beat her and her family if she left the room,” he said.
ACP Stanley said the victim was forced to have sex by the man up to two to three times a day, adding that he had beat and kicked her during her ordeal.
At about 2pm on Monday (Jan 22), the man told her to get some money from her auntie. She instead went straight to the central police station to lodge a report.
ACP Stanley said the suspect is being detained for investigation for wrongfully confining the woman and criminal intimidation.