It’s scary how dangerous the world has become for women and girls, are we no longer able to step outside the house without the fear of being kidnapped and raped or worse, murdered?
According to Berita Harian, an 11-year-old girl was raped by four youths in a house at Taman Bersatu, Arau, Perlis recently.
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Arau district police chief superintendent Nanda Maarof said the victim lodged a complaint at the police station after her teacher notified the girl’s parents about the horrific incident.
Supt Nanda said,
“The incident took place on 2 September 2018, at around 2.30 am. The victim left her home in Felda Chuping and went out with three suspects aged 15 to 20 years old whom she started being friends with since May 2018.
“They rode two motorcycles to a house in Taman Bersatu, Arau where another 15-year-old suspect was waiting for them.”
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There, the youths took turns to rape the young girl in a room inside the house before sending her back home in the early morning. He added that the victim told the police about the fateful incident days after as she initially wanted to keep it a secret.
It is reported that her teacher found out about her rape after the girl shared her woes with her friends.
As of now, all four suspects have been identified and they have been remanded for seven days until September 19, 2018, under the order of Kangar Court Registrar Senior Assistant, Nurul Hafzan Ab Aziz.
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The case will be investigated under Section 375B of the Penal Code, which carries a minimum jail sentence of 10 years and a maximum of 30 years, including whipping.
Luckily the authorities were quick to nab the suspects and good job to the teacher who brought the case to the police. Victims of rape should never keep silent because justice must be served! We need to punish these individuals for their indecent behaviours!
What are your thoughts on this?
(Source: Berita Harian / WOB)