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Girl In Sabah Jumps Out Of Moving Cab After The Driver Allegedly Molested & Robbed Her

The 19-year-old suffered injuries on her hands, elbows, and knees.

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Over the week, a 19-year-old girl was forced to jump out of a moving car to save herself after the driver of the e-hailing vehicle allegedly molested and robbed her near Kionsom waterfall in Kota Kinabalu

The incident happened at around 9am, Thursday, 31 March along Jalan Kionsom, Inanam.

The 19-year-old girl, who works as a salesperson, had booked a car via an e-hailing app to go to her workplace in Manggatal. The driver known only as 'Zahir' picked her up in a dark blue Perodua Axia.

The e-hailing driver told the girl that he will have to take a detour using a shortcut to her destination as the main route was jammed, according to Kota Kinabalu police chief Supt George Abdul Rakman.

When they got near the Kionsom waterfall area, the driver asked the girl to switch to the front passenger seat as she was seated behind

"He then allegedly groped her thighs. When the victim told him not to do it again, the suspect then allegedly took out a small knife from his pouch and asked her to hand over her money," George said.

"Fearing for her life, the victim did the bravest thing by jumping out from the moving car."

She suffered injuries on her hands, elbows, and knees. She was later assisted by villagers.

"The victim then called a friend for help and was taken to a hospital for outpatient treatment. She lodged a police report the same day at 1.14pm," George was quoted as saying by The Borneo Post.

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Police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect

Initial investigations have found that the car's number plate was registered to a different vehicle.

"Investigations are now underway to track down the suspect. Anyone with information on the incident should contact the Kota Kinabalu district police headquarters (IPD) investigating officer Inspector Riduan Abd Majid at +6010-5144059 or any nearby police station," he said.

The victim while recounting her traumatic experience.

Image via Daily Express

If you or someone you know may be at risk or has experienced sexual abuse or assault, please reach out to these Malaysian organisations:

1. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
Operating hours: 24-hour
Contact: +603-30008858
SMS/WhatsApp: +6018-9888058
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2. ALL WOMEN'S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM)
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Contact: +603-78770224
WhatsApp/Telegram: +6016-2284221 | +6016-2374221
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3. WOMEN'S CENTRE FOR CHANGE PENANG (WCC PENANG)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am - 5pm)
Contact: +604-2280342 | +604-3988340
WhatsApp: +6011-31084001 | +6016-4180342
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4. SARAWAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY (SWWS)
Operating hours: Monday (7pm - 9pm),Tuesday to Thursday (9.30am - 11.30am), Saturday (2pm - 4pm)
Contact: +6082-368853
SMS/WhatsApp: +6016-5822660 | +6013-8044285
Email: [email protected]
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5. SABAH WOMEN'S ACTION-RESOURCE GROUP (SAWO)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday (9am - 5pm)
Contact: +6088-280200 | +6011-27908020
Email: [email protected]
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6. PROTECT AND SAVE THE CHILDREN (PS THE CHILDREN)
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WhatsApp: +6016-7213065
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7. INTERNET WATCH FOUNDATION (IWF)
Anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse content and non-photographic child sexual abuse images with IWF's Reporting Portal.

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