They feared ar­rest as sus­pects had taken their pass­ports

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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,

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