JOHOR BARU: A student watched helplessly as his girlfriend was gang-raped by four men after they were abducted while out on a date.
The suspects, all believed to be in their 20s, also forced the victims – both final-year students at a local polytechnic – to hand over their belongings and cash during the 9.15pm incident along Taman Cahaya in Masai, 25km from here.
Initial investigations revealed that the four men on two motorcycles had forced the couple, also on a motorcycle, off the road.
The men approached the couple and threatened to harm them with a knife if they tried to escape.
They took the couple to a secluded area in Pasir Gudang.
The 19-year-old girl begged the men to let them go but they took turns to rape her near an abandoned bridge.
Her 20-year-old boyfriend, who was held at knifepoint, was beaten up when he put up a fight.
After the attackers fled, the couple lodged a police report at about 2am before seeking medical treatment.
This is the second incident around Pasir Gudang in recent months involving motorcyclists who waylay couples and gang-rape the women.
A police source said they were looking for four men to assist in investigations.
In an unrelated case, a group of men impersonating policemen slashed an Indonesian worker during a robbery at a kongsi in a construction site at the Nusajaya Industrial Estate here recently.
The suspects escaped with about RM6,000 worth of mobile phones and cash.
No arrest has been made. Those with information are urged to contact the Johor Baru South district police headquarters at 07- 556 1222 or the nearest police station.