Wednesday, March 22

3 youths detained in connection with statutory rape case


Two of the three arrested youths being brought back to Miri Central police station after receiving the remand order from a magistrate’s court.

MIRI: Three youths are undergoing seven-day remand to facilitate investigation in the rape of a 13 year-old girl from a longhouse near here.

It is alleged that the rape occurred at a plantation near the longhouse at night time on Dec 26 this year.

The three male youths – two aged 16 and one, aged 19 – were arrested on Friday evening, following a police report lodged by the girl’s mother.

The investigation is being conducted under section 375 B of the Penal Code.When contacted, Miri police chief Lim Meng Seah confirmed the arrest of the youths but declined to elaborate further in view of the ongoing probe.