Saturday, May 31, 2014

15-year-old teen gang-raped by 38 men

A 15-year-old Malaysian teenager was gang-raped by 38 men in an abandoned hut, media reports said on Friday.

Police have detained 13 men and still looking for other suspects, Malaysia's Astro Awani television and The Star reported.

The incident took place in the northern state of Kelantan last May 20 as the girl was lured to an empty hut reported to be a local drug haunt.

The report said the men took turns to rape her for hours. Police are investigating whether the girl's friend, a 17-year-old, whom she had to meet before the incident occurred, was also raped.

Some detained men had tested positive for amphetamine, reports said. The New Straits Times said a man and his two teenage sons were among those detained.

The incident sparked outrage among women's groups, resulting to a proposal to introduce a law with harsh penalties which would deter offenders.

[with report from Reuters; photo from EPA via Aljazeera]

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