A five-year-old girl in Ipoh, Perak was allegedly raped by her babysitter's 16-year-old son last week
The girl had complained of pain in her privates since Monday, 6 May
According to Sin Chew Daily, the girl's mother did not suspect anything after hearing her daughter's complaints.
The five-year-old also cried about being hit by other children at her babysitter's before being sent there on Tuesday, 10 May.
The crime came to light after the victim decided to tell her aunt about it
Ipoh police deputy chief Supt Mazuki Mat revealed that the girl's mother was then informed of the incident.
"The mother asked her daughter about it, and the victim revealed what the babysitter's son had done to her," Mazuki said, according to Harian Metro.
The victim was found with tears in her privates after a physical examination at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital.
It is believed that she was sexually assaulted with a blunt object in her privates.
The 16-year-old suspect has since been detained by the police
Mazuki revealed that the teenager has been remanded for seven days for investigation under Section 376 of the Penal Code.
"The suspect, who isn't attending school, helps look after children while his mother cooks," the deputy chief added.