Teenage girl claims raped by cop in Sarikei sta­tion toi­let

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SIBU: A shop as­sis­tant has claimed that she was raped by a po­lice cor­po­ral in­side the toi­let of Sarikei po­lice sta­tion.

How­ever, when the vic­tim’s sis­ter lodged a re­port at the same sta­tion, the 19-year vic­tim of mixed parent­age, said the sus­pect’s col­leagues and a com­mu­nity leader in Sarikei tried to per­suade her to drop the case.

She was told to give the sus­pect an­other chance, as he would be re­tir­ing in few years’ time.

The vic­tim re­lated the in­ci­dent, which hap­pened on Oct 29 at a press con­fer­ence in the pres­ence of Lanang MP Al­ice Lau yes­ter­day.

The vic­tim said she had boarded a bus from Kuching to Sibu at about 10pm on Oct 28 to cel­e­brate her sis­ter’s birth­day in Sibu.

“The bus ar­rived at Sarikei bus ter­mi­nal be­tween 4am and 5am the next morn­ing. I alighted from the bus to go to a toi­let. When I came out from the toi­let, the bus had al­ready left and re­alised that my purse and hand­phone were on the bus,” she said.

She claimed she stopped a four-wheel drive ve­hi­cle which hap­pened to pass by.

“I went with the man to chase af­ter the bus but to no avail. I then used his hand­phone to tell my sis­ter about the in­ci­dent,” she added.

The man then told her that it was bet­ter for him to bring her to the po­lice sta­tion, as it was not safe for her to be out­doors at that hour.

“When he stopped his ve­hi­cle at the gate of the po­lice sta­tion, he started to mo­lest me. He asked me to go into the toi­let of the po­lice sta­tion. I did what he said as I was in fear,” she claims.

It was in­side the toi­let that he al­legedly raped her.

The sus­pect then sent her back to the bus ter­mi­nal and gave her RM30 for bus fare and food to Sibu.

How­ever, she came back to the po­lice sta­tion at 10am with her sis­ter, who had rushed to Sarikei to lodge a re­port.

“One of the men said I was ly­ing. I then re­quested that all po­lice­men on night shift that night be pa­raded for me to iden­tify the sus­pect,” she claimed.

Af­ter iden­ti­fy­ing the sus­pect, she then in­formed one of the of­fi­cers.

“Two to three po­lice­men told my sis­ter to drop the case, with the rea­son that the sus­pect will be re­tir­ing in two to three years’ time. In­side a room, an­other of­fi­cer ac­cused me of ly­ing,” she claimed.

Ten days later on Nov 8, she claimed that a com­mu­nity leader in Sarikei called her sis­ter to “set­tle” the case as the sus­pect’s fam­ily was ready to pay a cer­tain amount of money.

Lau (right) at the press con­fer­ence with the girl, who lodged a po­lice re­port about her be­ing raped by a man in­side the toi­let of the po­lice sta­tion in Sarikei.

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