Azalina condemns rape of a teenager by cop

Azalina condemns rape of a teenager by cop

PUCHONG: Law minister Azalina Othman Said has spoken out over an alleged rape case involving a police inspector and a 16-year-old girl.

Azalina on Twitter said she viewed the matter very seriously, pointing out that there are specific procedures in place for the police to follow when handling child witnesses.

“They are namely the Evidence of Child Witness Act 2007 and the Special Guidelines for Handling Cases on Sexual Offences against Children.

“No one is above the law!” said the Pengerang MP, who tagged the police and home ministry in her posting.

In a news report by Harian Metro, it is said an inspector in his 30s had been detained after the teenager claimed she was raped by the officer at a district police headquarters (IPD) in Kedah last Wednesday.

According to the daily, the victim had been called in by the inspector to assist in a probe into a separate rape case that involved the former and her stepfather.

A forensics unit that screened the scene of the incident had found several traces of what was believed to be semen on the bedsheet and pillowcase of the bed in the inspector’s office.

Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani confirmed the teen’s report and the inspector’s arrest but refused to elaborate since investigations were ongoing.