KUALA LUMPUR: A 15-year-old policeman's daughter was allegedly raped by a friend in a women's toilet at a shopping complex in Jalan Ampang here several days ago.
The man had sneaked into the toilet after the girl had gone in to relieve herself and kicked open the door before forcing himself on her.
The stunned Form Three student tried to put up a fight but was overpowered and threatened by the man.
It was the fourth rape involving young girls in the city in recent weeks.
Two of the cases involved 14-year-old victims.
The first girl was raped in a car park at a shopping complex in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman while another was raped under a tree in a secluded spot in Jalan Sultan Ismail.
The third case involved an 18-year-old girl who was taken on a terror ride before being raped by at least five youths at a cemetery in Cheras.
The youths also fled with her cash and valuables.
In the latest incident, police investigations showed that the girl and her friend had gone window-shopping together in the shopping complex.
Police are still checking whether there were others who acted as lookouts while her friend entered the toilet to rape the girl.
The man then fled leaving the girl bleeding on the floor.
She managed to clean herself and return home before relating the incident to her father who took her to a nearby clinic and helped her lodge a police report.
Swift police action led to the arrest of a 24-year-old man in connection with the case.
The man, a trader at the Pudu market, was arrested soon after the report was lodged.
City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Syed Ismail Syed Azizan advised young girls to be wary of acquaintances whom they had just met especially at shopping complexes and nightclubs.
He said in most cases, the victims had willingly followed the would-be rapist around the city despite knowing them for only several hours.
“Sometimes the victims do not even know the actual names of the rapists or their addresses,” he said, adding that it was difficult for the police to track down rapists based on their nicknames.
He admitted that investigations into some of the cases could not proceed as there was a lack of information given by the victims.
ACP Syed Ismail urged those with information on the three gang rapes to contact the city's serious crimes unit at 03-21460522 or the nearest police station.
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