Monday, July 18, 2011

Knife-wielding ‘groom’ rapes bridal shop owner

KAJANG: A bridal shop operator was raped at knife point by a youth who had initially pretended to order a suit for his wedding.
Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Rashid Wahab said the incident occurred at around 11am when the 29-year-old woman was attending to a potential customer at her shop at Bandar Rinching here.
“The 19-year-old youth entered the shop in the pretence of ordering some attire for his wedding and started talking to the shop owner.
“Moments later, he pulled out a knife and locked the shop’s main door, before ordering the woman to strip naked,” he said.
ACP Abdul Rashid said the man then forced himself on the woman and raped her.
He said the rapist was caught when the woman’s husband came to the shop and overpowered him before calling the police.
He said the case was being investigated under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape.
Meanwhile, ACP Abdul Rashid said the decomposed body of an infant was discovered floating in Sungai Ramal Baru yesterday.
“We received a call that a house owner made the gruesome discovery at 9.52am,” he said, adding that the body was wrapped in a plastic bag.
He said the body had been sent to Serdang Hospital for a post-mortem, adding that police had yet to determine the sex of the baby.
“We believe that the body was dumped upstream about five days ago,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 318 of the Penal Code for concealment of a dead baby.
He urged anyone with information on the case to contact 03-8736 2222 or visit the nearest police station. - theStarOnline

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