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24-Year-Old Woman In Cheras Attempts Suicide After Her Housemate's Male Friend Raped Her

She is now in stable condition and has been sent back to her family village in Johor.

Cover image via Harian Metro & PDRM Pulau Pinang (Facebook)

A 24-year-old woman, who was sharing a rented house in Cheras with three other women, has been raped by her housemate's male friend

The crime happened about a week ago when the suspect attacked the victim while she was in her room, according to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid.

Following the incident, the victim, who works as a clerk, lodged a police report last Sunday, 4 September, stating that she had been raped by her housemate's male friend, Harian Metro reported on 9 September.

ACP Nik Ros said that the suspect has since been identified and an investigation is underway in accordance with Section 376 of the Penal Code. However, it wasn't reported if an arrest has been made.

Under Section 376 of the Penal Code, a person found guilty can be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 20 years, and shall also be liable to whipping.

A file photo of ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid.

Image via PDRM Pulau Pinang (Facebook)

The victim has since tried to die by suicide

According to ACP Nik Ros, the victim had become depressed after the suspect raped her.

After having lodged the police report, the 24-year-old woman attempted suicide at her rented house in Cheras. However, one of her housemates noticed and rushed her to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center (PPUKM) at 9pm last Sunday.

She is now in stable condition and has been sent back to her family village in Johor.

"The doctor who treated her has also lodged a police report," ACP Nik Ros said on Wednesday, adding that they have recorded the testimony of a housemate to assist in the investigation.

These Malaysian organisations aim to help survivors of rape and sexual assault:

1. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Operating hours: 24-hour
Contact: +603-79563488
SMS/WhatsApp: +6018-9888058
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2. ALL WOMEN'S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM)
Operating hours: Weekdays (9.30am - 4.30pm)
Contact: +603-78770224
WhatsApp: +6016-2284221 | +6016-2374221
Email: [email protected]
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3. WOMEN'S CENTRE FOR CHANGE PENANG (WCC PENANG)
Operating hours: Weekdays (9am - 5pm)
Contact: +604-2280342 | +604-3988340
WhatsApp: +6011-31084001 | +6016-4390698
Email: [email protected]
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4. SARAWAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY (SWWS)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am to 5.30pm)
Contact: +6082-422660
SMS/WhatsApp: +6013-8044285
Email: [email protected]
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5. SABAH WOMEN'S ACTION-RESOURCE GROUP (SAWO)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am to 2pm)
Contact: +6088-280200
Email: [email protected]
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6. PROTECT AND SAVE THE CHILDREN (PS THE CHILDREN)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (8.30am to 5.30pm)
Contact: +6016-2273065 | +6016-7213065
WhatsApp: +6016-7213065
Email: [email protected]
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