Me­chanic ar­rested for fake rape and mur­der FB post

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MIRI: Po­lice ar­rested a me­chanic on Wed­nes­day for post­ing a fake claim that a woman had been raped and mur­dered here.

Miri po­lice chief ACP Khoo Leng Huat con­firmed the ar­rest.

“The 23-year- old sus­pect from Long Atip, Akah, Baram has been ap­pre­hended on Feb 15 at 11.30pm, af­ter he posted the fake case via his Face­book ac­count ‘ ODY Brito Chica’ on Miri Com­mu­nity and Miri Com­mu­nity II page with the cap­tion ‘Raped and mur­dered … area Mcd Krokop’,” Khoo said in a state­ment.

“It did not hap­pen in Miri and it is fake news that went vi­ral af­ter the sus­pect posted it on so­cial me­dia,” said Khoo.

Po­lice also seized the sus­pect’s mo­bile phone to as­sist with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion un­der the Malaysian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Act 1998.

“This is a warn­ing to every­one not to spread false in­for­ma­tion,” added Khoo.

The post­ing in­cluded a photo pur­port­edly of the naked vic­tim ly­ing in the mid­dle of a road.

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