Students accused of rape get to sit for SPM

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  • Monday, 18 Nov 2019

KOTA KINABALU: The seven students who were held in connection with a rape case in Tawau will get to sit for their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.

This follows a decision by the police not to apply for a remand extension to assist them in the case.

On Friday, the suspects, all aged 17, were picked up after a report was filed the same day over the alleged rape of a Form Two student at a secondary school here.

“The victim has been sent to the hospital to undergo a medical check-up.

“Since the case has been solved with all the suspects caught, we will not apply for a remand extension.

“They will be given police bail when the three-day remand ends, so that they can sit for their

SPM, ” said Tawau police chief Asst Comm Peter Umbuas yesterday.

He said the police were still gathering evidence before pressing any charges.

The victim, a 14-year-old girl from the same school, was found crying at around 11am by a teacher.

She claimed two of the suspects raped her while the other four forced her to perform oral sex.

Another suspect was said to be watching the incident, which occurred at a switch room in the school.

The teacher alerted the victim’s mother who then lodged a police report.

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