MALACCA: Two senior students are alleged to have sexually assaulted a 13-year-old schoolmate within the school compound in a shocking incident in Jasin near here.
The Form One girl claimed she was dragged into a storeroom by two of her seniors at about 2.30pm on Tuesday.
Once inside the room, the two allegedly took off her uniform before raping her.
An administration staff member who happened to walk past at the time, heard her screams and rushed into the storeroom to check.
Startled by his presence, the two boys fled the scene as he took the girl to the principal’s office, where she related how she was dragged into the storeroom and undressed before being raped.
It is learnt that one of the boys admitted to the act when questioned the next day, claiming that the girl gave her consent to the sex act.
A report was lodged at the Jasin police station on Thursday.
State CID chief Senior Asst Comm Kamaluddin Kassim said police picked up two students, aged 14 and 15, to assist in the probe.
“We have sent the girl for a medical check-up. Investigations are on-going for committing statutory rape,” he said.
Malacca Action Group for Parents chairman Mak Chee Kin expressed shock and disbelief over the incident.
“This occurred within the school’s compound in broad daylight,” he said.
“It is high time schools beefed up security and safety measures,” he said.
Mak said the authorities should view such incidents seriously as it involved students committing a brazen criminal act.