GEORGE TOWN: A foreign woman was attacked and robbed in Tanjong Tokong here on Sunday (Sept 12) but no evidence of rape was found, contrary to claims on social media, say police.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said investigations are ongoing and the woman, who is in her 20s, was recovering from her injuries in hospital.
"The woman who was out for a walk on Sunday, was hit in the back of the head and blacked out.
"When she regained consciousness, she realised her mobile phone was missing.
"There were no CCTV or eyewitnesses at the scene but we have recorded statements from two people who saw the woman in the area before the incident.
"So far, medical reports found no sign of rape and we are investigating the case under Section 394 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt while committing a robbery," said ACP Soffian on Wednesday (Sept 15).