NSC LEAVES INVESTIGATION INTO RAPE CASE TO POLICE

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 (Bernama) -- The National Sports Council (NSC), as organiser of the Malaysia Games (Sukma) 2013, will leave investigation into an alleged rape reported during the event, to the police.

NSC director-general Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong said he ws only informed of the matter this morning.

"According to reports (in a local daily), it's become a police case so I'll leave it to the police.

"It is the first such case to be reported in Sukma and has interrupted the flow of the event this time," said Zolkples, who is also 2013 Sukma Managing Committee chairman, during a news conference at the Sukma Main Media Centre in the NSC here today.

Media reports stated that a handball athlete participating in Sukma had lodged a police report, alleging she was raped by a group of male athletes at the sports village in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) last Wednesday.

According to the report, the 19-year-old said she was unconscious when the men took turns raping her. Prior to the incident, she was reportedly drinking with several male handball athletes at a basketball court.

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