A widowed woman was charged in the Kota Bharu Magistrate’s Court on Thursday (6th May) on charges of making a false police report.
The accused, Siti Nashurah Mat Daud, claimed that she was raped by a man while undergoing the Covid-19 quarantine period at a quarantine center in Pengkalan Chepa in Kelantan last week.
As per Malaysiakini, the suspect, who’s also a mother of 3 kids, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out by an interpreter. As stated in the indictment, Siti Nashurah was accused of giving false information that she was raped by a 34-year-old man named Mohamad Rizwan Abdullah to a police officer with the rank of corporal.
Apparently, the 26-year-old filed the report hoping that action might be taken against the alleged culprit. The accused (Siti Nashurah) committed the offence at the Pengkalan Chepa Police Station counter at about 5:58pm earlier on 1st May. No details were disclosed on why Siti falsely accused Rizwan, or if they had fought prior to this.
Siti Nashurah was charged under Section 182 of the Penal Code. If found guilty, the accused could be sentenced to six months imprisonment, a fine of up to RM2,000, or both.
According to Berita Harian, the lawyer representing Siti Nashurah, Nik Nazriani Nik Ab Rahman, has applied for his client to be given minimum bail due to her status as a single mother and having to support her children.
The court then granted the accused bail of RM2,000 with one guarantor, apart from setting 23rd June for re-mentioning of the case.