1 HELD, 2 SOUGHT OVER RAPE-ROB­BERY

Bangladeshi, rape vic­tim in footage have dis­ap­peared

New Straits Times - - News -

HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN SERDANG news@nst.com.my

TWO key wit­nesses to a rape-and-rob­bery case at a gam­bling den in Pu­chong are sought while po­lice ar­rested a man to help in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

A woman, be­lieved to be the rape vic­tim, and a Bangladeshi who works at the premises, have dis­ap­peared fol­low­ing the case in Ban­dar Kin­rara, Pu­chong, on Thurs­day.

Two days ago, po­lice ar­rested a job­less 26-year-old man in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent in which two men took turns rap­ing a woman based on a four-minute footage cap­tured on closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion cam­era.

Dis­trict po­lice chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Me­gat Mo­hamad Amin­ud­din Me­gat Alias said no re­ports were lodged by the two wit­nesses, but po­lice be­lieved they could shed more light on the case.

“Ef­forts are be­ing made to trace them,” he said, point­ing out that if both were not found, the po­lice would still have ways to bring the cul­prits to book.

Amin­ud­din said a team of po­lice­men ar­rested the sus­pect, who wore an orange shirt based on the footage, at his home in Kuala Se­lan­gor.

He later tested pos­i­tive for metham­phetamine and had a crim­i­nal record for drug abuse.

The man­hunt con­tin­ues to track down another man, who po­lice have iden­ti­fied in con­nec­tion with the case that had caught wide at­ten­tion af­ter the footage was posted on so­cial me­dia.

Po­lice had sub­se­quently launched in­ves­ti­ga­tions and traced it to the gam­bling den, which was opened about a month be­fore the case.

A sim­i­lar re­port of a rape-an­drob­bery case in Ta­man Sen­tosa, Klang, was also lodged on April 26 and Amin­ud­din said the probe would look into the pos­si­bil­ity of a con­nec­tion.

Amin­ud­din said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were also be­ing car­ried out to de­ter­mine if the cy­ber cafe busi­ness was op­er­ated with a li­cence, adding that the owner had also lodged a po­lice re­port about the video footage on Satur­day.

The owner would be ques­tioned about the busi­ness ac­tiv­ity car­ried out on the premises, he said.

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