A famous Muslim preacher was arrested for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman last year.
Shah Alam OCPD Asst. Comm. Baharudin Mat Taib said that the 25-year-old suspect was detained at about 11pm on Thursday (26th November).
“The victim went out with the suspect, whom she had known through Instagram, at about 8pm on 11th September last year. He had taken her out to discuss on how to cure her depression using the traditional Islamic medical methods,” Baharudin relayed.
He continued, “The suspect then took the victim out for a meal at a restaurant in Batu 3, Shah Alam, before bringing the victim back to his house in Section 7, with the excuse of providing some information on how to recover from her depression. While at the house, the victim claimed that she was raped.”
Baharudin also informed that the suspect is also said to have threatened the victim to keep the assault a secret, apart from informing her that she will be observed from afar. He shared, “The suspect sent the victim to the lobby the next day, and the victim boarded an e-hailing vehicle to return to her rental residence in Subang Jaya.”
“She further claimed that she suffered from severe emotional stress and was later admitted to Kajang Hospital and referred to psychiatric treatment. She also received a follow-up treatment on 23rd September last year,” the police official added.
The victim then returned to her family’s hometown and sought for re-treatment at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital. She was detained for five days in October last year. She had experienced severe emotional stress and trauma as a result of the incident and is still receiving follow-up treatment.
The suspect is expected to be remanded today (Friday, 27th November).
Source: Harian Metro.