Just when we thought that things can’t get any worse in Malaysia, another rape case takes us by surprise.
Yesterday (Tuesday, 19th September), it was reported that a female student had given birth in a school surau (translation: prayer room) in Bandar Baru Serting, Jempol. She was only 15 years old.
It is understood that school authorities had notified the Jempol Hospital located in Negeri Sembilan after the Form 3 girl was unconscious in the surau. When the medical personnel from the Emergency Department arrived, a newborn was found lying on the girl’s chest, with the umbilical cord still attached.
“The medical officer on duty reported that he had received a phone call from the school at 10:30am, claiming that a student had fainted before a staff from the Emergency Department was dispatched to the school. Our staff found a female student lying in the school’s prayer room and there was a female newborn infant lying on her chest with the umbilical cord still attached to the womb of the student,” a police officer was quoted as saying.
Acting Jempol OCPD Azham Shah Azlan confirmed that a 16-year-old male student has been arrested to assist in investigations. The case is currently being investigated under Section 376 of the Penal Code for statutory rape.
Thankfully, both mother and child are reportedly in healthy condition.