Sunday, September 20

Six-year-old girl reportedly raped by 14-year-old cousin

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KUCHING: A 14-year-old boy who is staying with his grandmother   for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays is suspected to have raped his six year old cousin on Thursday night.

A police report was lodged by the 56-year-old grandmother after the victim complained of pains at her private areas and related the details of the heinous act while she was left alone at home with the suspect.

It is understood that the suspect from Lundu is not schooling while the victim, a primary school pupil is staying with their grandmother.

Their mothers are siblings.

“The victim is currently warded at the Sarawak General Hospital children’s ward.

“A specialist doctor have also confirmed that there is a new tear at her privates,” said Kuching Police District chief ACP Abang Ahmad Abang Julai who confirmed the case yesterday.

Abang Ahmad said initial investigations showed that the victim was raped in the house’s bathroom while they were left alone at home around 8.30pm.

He also added that the case will be investigated under Section 376 of the Penal Code.

No arrest has been made as the suspect is still underage.

Abang Ahmad said the police have proposed for the suspect to be sent to the State Social Welfare Department for counselling.

“I am advising all parents to keep a close eye on their children and do not leave them at home without any supervision,” added Abang Ahmad.