They feared arrest as suspects had taken their passports
TEOH PEI YING
KUALA LUMPUR firstname.lastname@example.org
THE victims of the Puchong robbery-rape case on May 11 were too afraid to lodge police reports immediately after the incident as the perpetrators had taken their identification documents.
Serdang police chief Assistant Commissioner Megat Mohamad Aminuddin Megat Alias said the victims were an Indonesian woman, 33, and a Bangladeshi man, 34, both workers at the premises.
He said the perpetrators had taken the victims’ passports, but they finally lodged reports on Tuesday.
“They lodged reports at 6pm at the district police headquarters yesterday (Tuesday). One for rape and one for robbery.
“The female victim had sought shelter at a friend’s house in a southern state.
“They only came now because they feared we would arrest them as their documents had been taken by the two men.”
Aminuddin said both workers had valid documents and had been working in the country between seven and 10 years.
He said the Indonesian victim would be taken to hospital for a check-up, and both victims would be placed under police protection.
“The duo (suspects) entered the premises posing as customers, then pointed knives at their (victims’) throats.
“They pulled the woman to a corner in front of the toilet and took turns raping her.”
A four-minute closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera video showing two men robbing an illegal gambling den and sexually assaulting the cashier in a corner of the outlet went viral on social media along with photos of the alleged suspects.
The owner of the gambling den lodged a report on the incident three days after the video went viral.
Aminuddin said the premises, operating using a cybercafe licence,