According to Malay Mail, 2 Mongolian women were stopped at a roadblock on Apr 10 night during a routine check under the movement control order (MCO). The police inspector was then asked for their travel documents.
After failing to show their documents, they were arrested, but, instead of bringing them to the police station, the inspector took them to a hotel which against their will. He also allegedly raped them there.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said that the Petaling Jaya district police received a tip-off on the situation.
At about 9:30pm on Apr 11, they carried out two raids, including one at the hotel in Petaling Jaya where the crime allegedly occurred. The women were rescued and taken to the hospital for a medical check-up.
Based on initial investigations, ACP Nik stated that the women were working in vice and did not have valid documents.
“There are possibilities that the women are involved in the illicit sex trade but I want to make it clear that, in this case, they are the victims,” he said.
Elements of rape found by the police forensic team that was sent to the hotel to gather evidence.
The inspector was arrested and the police may also bring up more charges against him as the case may possibly be investigated for kidnap and extortion too.
The case is currently being investigated under Section 376 of Malaysia’s Penal Code.
ACP Nik said “I am deeply saddened and disappointed over this case. The suspect was acting in his own capacity and we will ensure stern action is taken in accordance to the law.”