A Malaysian Soldier Who Raped His Friend's Wife Has Been Sentenced To 13 Years In Jail

The army corporal will also be whipped six times.

Cover image via NST

Corporal Mohd Zulkarnain Abdul Razak, who in July 2016 was charged with raping a 25-year-old woman, was sentenced to 13 years in jail and six strokes of the cane yesterday, 14 December

According to a Bernama report published on NST Online, Judge Syafeera Mohd Said at the Ampang Sessions Court found the 37-year-old army corporal guilty of the charge.

He had committed the offence at a flat in Hulu Langat, Ampang, where he raped his friend's wife during a sleep-over at the couple's home at around 3.30am on 12 July.

Corporal Mohd Zulkarnain Abdul Razak, however, had pleaded not guilty to the offence after the charge was read to him on 21 July last year in the Sessions Court.

The victim was said to be sleeping with her child when the army corporal entered the couple's bedroom and raped her in the dark

She realised that the man was not her husband when she opened her eyes.

According to the facts of the case, the army corporal's friend, the woman's husband, was not at the home at the time of the incident.

The army corporal, who had been with the armed forces for 18 years, was ordered to serve the jail sentence from Thursday

He was charged under Section 376 (1) of the Penal Code for rape.

Following which, the prosecution had succeeded in establishing the case without a reasonable doubt at the end of the defence case, Bernama reported.

While the charge under the said section carries a maximum 20 years' jail, Judge Syafeera awarded Mohd Zulkarnain 13 years in prison.

Image via Malaysiakini

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