Sis­ters raped by brother re­ceiv­ing coun­selling

New Straits Times - - News -

ALOR STAR: The three sis­ters al­legedly raped by their brother are re­spond­ing pos­i­tively un­der the care of the state Wel­fare Depart­ment.

The girls, aged 8, 9 and 14, were placed at a shel­ter home in Ji­tra pend­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions into their cases.

State Wel­fare Depart­ment di­rec­tor Mohd Noor Chik said the depart­ment had started giv­ing coun­selling to the girls to help them deal with the trauma.

“The girls are cop­ing well with life at the shel­ter.

“They are re­spond­ing well to coun­selling,” he told the New Straits Times.

Noor said the depart­ment had sent its coun­selling unit to meet the girls’ other fam­ily mem­bers in Sun­gai Pe­tani.

He said the fam­ily, too, needed coun­selling to help them deal with the sit­u­a­tion.

Two weeks ago, po­lice ar­rested the girls’ 18-year-old brother fol­low­ing claims by the youngest sis­ter that he had raped her in a va­cant house ad­ja­cent to their home at 8pm on July 19.

Po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing claims by her two elder sis­ters that they had also been raped by their brother.

On a dif­fer­ent case, Noor said a preg­nant 14-year-old girl raped by her grand­uncle, had been placed un­der the care of a fa­cil­ity for young moth­ers in Perak.

He said the girl would stay at the fa­cil­ity un­til she de­liv­ered her baby.

Noor said the depart­ment would mon­i­tor her progress un­til she had de­liv­ered her baby be­fore tak­ing the next course of ac­tion to pro­tect the girl and her baby. Re­port by Em­bun Majid

Mohd Noor Chik

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