Six individuals were detained by the police after they allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl – all of them were food delivery riders.
It was reported that the traumatising incident happened around 12pm on 2nd December (Wednesday) at a hotel in Petaling Jaya.
According to a local portal, the victim had reported the incident to her biological sister. Petaling Jaya district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said that, “The victim claimed that she was raped by six male food delivery riders that she knew through a female friend.”
Nik Ezanee added, “Acting based on the information, the police immediately went on to track and detain all suspects on 4th December 2020 (Friday) in the area of Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara, Damansara. ” It was reported that all the suspects have admitted to raping the underage girl.
Among the six men detained, four of them are aged between 20 and 22 years old. However, the remaining two suspects are minors (aged 16 and 17 years old), who had quit school before working as food delivery riders.
According to Nik Ezanee, another two from the group of suspects were found to have previous criminal and drug abuse records. He added, “The victim is receiving treatment at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). She is also suffering from psychological distress.”
The case is currently being investigated under Section 375(b) of the Penal Code, while the suspects are currently remanded for seven days. We are glad that the victim is brave enough to open up with her sister regarding the incident, or the suspects would’ve gotten away with it.
We hope that the victim will be able to heal from this traumatic incident and get better soon enough.