DUNGUN: A harmless date at a public park here turned into a horrifying outing for a 14-year-old girl who ended up being gang-raped in an abandoned house.
The victim, who is a school dropout, had gone to the park at 10pm on Wednesday to meet her 18-year-old boyfriend whom she had known for a couple of months.
However, when it was time to go home, the boyfriend asked his friend to send the girl home, saying he had errands to run.
Instead of sending her to her house in Jalan Bunga Raya, the friend took her to an abandoned house in Batu Tujuh, where six men, including the boyfriend, were waiting at about 1am.
Forcing her into the house, the men stripped her before parading her in the nude.
They then took turns to rape her for several hours before leaving her in the house.
The victim sought help from a group of university students, who sent her to the Dungun police station to lodge a report.
She was later sent to Dungun Hospital for treatment and a check-up.
Dungun deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Ismail Abdullah said police had detained five suspects aged between 16 and 23.
“We are checking whether they were under the influence of drugs. They have been remanded until April 20 to facilitate investigations,” he said, adding that police were looking for two other suspects, both aged 19.
In an unrelated case, a 40-year-old trader was duped of RM30,000 in a land scam.
It is learnt that the trader was approached by a man in his 40s at his fruit shop in Kuala Ibai, Kuala Terengganu, wanting to buy watermelons for export.
He also told the victim that he could buy a piece of land in Klang, Selangor, worth RM700,000 for RM500,000.
The victim first paid RM30,000 as deposit but suspected something amiss when the man demanded a further RM30,000. The trader then demanded for the initial payment to be refunded.
He lodged a police report on Tuesday after waiting for a week for the man to turn up. - theStarOnline