Woman raped in her home by unknown man, escapes with injuries

IPOH: Police have arrested a man on suspicion of raping a 38-year-old woman who was found injured and in a traumatic state at Jalan Kamaruddin Isa, Fair Park near here, last night.

Ipoh district police chief ACP Yahaya Hassan said the victim was found by members of the public who later lodged a police report.

“A police team from the Sungai Senam Police Station rushed to the scene to assist the victim.

“Preliminary investigation found that the woman was raped in her home by an unknown man. The victim managed to escape from the scene and suffered injuries to her legs due to falling from a high place,” he said in a statement here.

Yahaya said police later arrested a 43-year-old local man at the victim’s house and seized several weapons, such as scissors, a knife, and a wrecking bar.

He said the suspect has previous drug records and tested positive for methamphetamine.

“The case is being investigated under Section 376 of the Penal Code, and the suspect has been remanded for seven days until April 25 for further investigation,” he said.

According to the Penal Code Section 376, those who committed rape will be punished with imprisonment for a term up to 20 years, and shall also be liable to whipping.

Source: New Strait Times


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