KUCHING, Aug 28: Police are now investigating the parent of one of the two girls, who recently faked their abduction in Matang, for child abuse.
Confirming the probe, Sarawak Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Dev Kumar said the investigation is based on the girls’ allegation that they staged an abduction last Sunday because they wanted to escape from a woman who allegedly abused them.
“Yes, we are investigating to see if it is the truth or not, that they were abused,” he said when contacted today.
The two girls, aged 10 and 17, had run away from home on Aug 25. They staged an abduction in Matang, causing a wave of panic among Sarawakians and authorities.
They later claimed that they were abused.
A 20-year-old woman, who is the sister of the 17-year old girl, had lodged a fake police report claiming that the two girls were kidnapped by two men in a van.
In the same evening, the two girls were found safe, hiding at their friend’s house.
Dev said the 20-year-old will be charged under Section 182 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of six months and a fine of RM10,000. — DayakDaily