1 HELD, 2 SOUGHT OVER RAPE-ROBBERY
Bangladeshi, rape victim in footage have disappeared
HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN SERDANG firstname.lastname@example.org
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.