Police have detained a 65-year-old pensioner on suspicion of committing incest and rape of his own daughter and stepdaughter over the past few years
New Straits Times reported that the alleged rape occurred at their home in Tasik Gelugor.
The victims are his 11-year-old daughter, who is partially blind and has learning difficulties, and his 17-year-old stepdaughter.
Seberang Perai Utara district police chief Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the senior citizen was arrested on Friday, 3 July, after his wife reported him to the police.
The 47-year-old mother only came to know about the incidents after their disabled daughter started to behave strangely, became withdrawn, and refused to talk to her
"She had previously brought the girl to the Psychiatric Department at Bukit Mertajam Hospital as she was worried about her daughter's condition," ACP Noorzainy told Bernama.
The mother then checked with the girl's special education teacher and disciplinary teacher at school before the girl revealed that her father had been raping her whenever her mother was not around.
The 11-year-old had not dared to tell anyone as the suspect had threatened to beat her.
The mother, who works as a cleaner, could not believe the situation but was convinced when her elder 17-year-old daughter also confessed that the suspect has been raping her since she was 12
However, she also kept it a secret because she was threatened by her stepfather that she would be harmed if anything was said.
"The girl claimed that she was raped at least twice a week while her mother was at work," said ACP Noorzainy, who added that the mother finally agreed to lodge a police report on her husband.
"Police have recorded statements from the two victims and they have also been taken to the hospital for further examination."
Police have arrested the senior citizen and initial investigations have found that he has also been taking drugs
ACP Noorzainy said the man will be remanded for seven days to assist in the investigation and the case is being investigated under Section 376B of the Penal Code for incest.
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