Duo de­tained for beat­ing up man over al­leged rape

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - Front Page -

PA­PAR: Po­lice have de­tained two men for beat­ing up a help­less man fol­low­ing a po­lice re­port lodged by the 30-year-old vic­tim at the Pa­par Po­lice Sta­tion on Wed­nes­day.

A 39-sec­ond video clip show­ing the al­leged ac­tion of the two as­sailants went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia.

Dis­clos­ing this yes­ter­day, Pa­par Po­lice Chief DSP Batholomew Umpit said both men, in their 30s, were de­tained by po­lice fol­low­ing a po­lice re­port lodged against the sus­pects.

“Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that the a ack took place when the vic­tim was ac­cused of rap­ing a wo­man.

“The two a ack­ers, who have no re­la­tion­ship with the wo­man, how­ever took ma ers into their own hand by beat­ing up the vic­tim.

“Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion how­ever shows that no po­lice re­port was ever lodged by the wo­man per­tain­ing to the al­leged rape,” said Batholomew.

A 39-sec­ond clip of the a ack went vi­ral in so­cial me­dia show­ing two men beat­ing up the vic­tim to the ground.

The wo­man, who claimed to have been raped, can also be seen in the clip.

Batholomew said the vic­tim was cur­rently warded at the Pa­par Hos­pi­tal for fa­cial in­jury, while the sus­pects were re­manded and would be in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 323 of the Pe­nal Code for vol­un­tar­ily caus­ing hurt.

The sus­pects might face a one-year in jail or a fine or both if found guilty, he said.

In the 39-sec­ond clip, the sus­pects are seen beat­ing up the vic­tim.

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