Youth remanded 5 days to assist police probe into gang rape of 16-year-old

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, March 19: The Magistrates Court here remanded a 21-year-old male for five days until March 22 to assist with the police investigation into an alleged gang rape of a female on Sunday (March 15).

Magistrate Kasyfurrahman Abang Ahmad meted out the order on Tuesday (March 17) when the accused was produced for remand application.

The accused was represented by his counsel Jasvir Singh Sandhu, while Inspector Mohammad Nashriq prosecuted.

The gang rape incident was reported to have taken place behind a hotel at the Miri Waterfront commercial centre here.

According to the case fact sheet, during the 6.30am incident, the victim was just coming out from a toilet of a bistro in Marina Square, when suddenly five unknown men surrounded her.

The 16-year-old victim claimed to have been gang raped by at least four suspects.

One of the suspects had stuffed cloth into her mouth and she subsequently felt unconcious.

The victim came to to find herself lying in a bush area adjacent to a hotel in the area.

A police report was lodged by the victim later that day (Sunday).

Following the report, police detained the suspect to assist their probe on Monday (March 16).

The case is being investigated under Section 375B for gang rape. — DayakDaily