IGP VIEWS SUKMA RAPE ALLEGATION VERY SERIOUSLY

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 (Bernama) -- Police are investigating allegations by a 19-year-old hand ball athlete that she was raped by a group of male athletes at the Sukan Malaysia (Sukma) 2013 games village in Universiti Putra Malaysia, last Wednesday.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police were viewing the case seriously as it involved the country's sports image and crime among athletes.

"This is a very serious report. We will carry out a thorough investigation," he told Bernama here today.

A local daily today reported that the teenager claimed she was repeatedly raped while in a half conscious state in a hostel room at the university.

The victim lodged a report at the Serdang police head quarters following which police detained three athletes yesterday to facilitate investigations.

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