Pervert Who Sexually Molested A Girl On The LRT Has Finally Been Arrested

The particular incident happened over two months ago.

Cover image via Harian Metro

On 14 December last year, a 20-year-old female student was sexually molested by a man who rubbed his genitals against her while she was on the escalator at the Masjid Jamek LRT station

During the shocking incident, the unidentified pervert had unzipped his pants and rubbed his exposed genitals against the girl's back.

While the incident had taken place in full view of others, no one did anything to help the traumatised girl, whose friend later posted about it on the Internet.

"(Other passengers) did (not try) to apprehend the man or stop him. Instead, they just laughed at me," the victim wrote, expressing disgust over the incident.

After the escalator, he again molested her inside the train

In media statement given by Dang Wangi district police chief Assistant Commissioner Shaharuddin Abdullah back in December, the ACP had said that she was sexually harassed at the Masjid Jamek LRT station premise at 7.50pm.

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After the social media postings about the sexual assault went viral, Rapid KL posted on their official accounts, saying that the alleged suspect was apprehended and handed over to the PDRM

However, the suspect who was caught was another perpetrator from a different case that happened earlier on Rapid KL.

Rapid KL later in a message to SAYS, assured that they are "coordinating efforts with PDRM to apprehend the suspect".

Now, more than two months after the incident, the 31-year old suspect was finally arrested on Saturday, 24 February, by two plainclothes members of Prasarana Malaysia Bhd's auxiliary police

He was captured while alighting from a train at the Imbi Monorail station.

"The auxiliary policemen were patrolling when they came across the suspect and immediately arrested him. Upon further investigations, the suspect admitted he was the one captured in CCTV stills following the incident last year," Prasarana said.

Image via Harian Metro

According to the statement by Prasarana, they had launched a manhunt after the suspect was identified from CCTV footages

The auxiliary police have now handed the 31-year-old suspect over to the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters.

Meanwhile, Rapid KL has advised against uploading photos or videos of incidents on social media saying that it may complicate investigations as suspects become aware that they are wanted

It advised commuters who are victims or witnesses of a crime to report any incidents or suspicious behaviour to their bus captains, station operators, or the auxiliary police.

According to The Star Online, you can report incidents to Rapid KL and send them information via Whatsapp at 010-766 4472. Details such as the train number, location, date, time and image, if any, would be helpful in investigations.

Speaking of which, a mobile footage showing an elderly man attempting to feel a girl's exposed thigh by rubbing his fingers against her onboard a train on the Sri Petaling LRT line has divided Malaysians on the social media:

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