YAN: The Kedah police are committed to conduct a transparent, fair and impartial investigation into a senior officer accused of raping an underage girl.
State police chief Comm Datuk Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad said they have received a police report on the incident, which is believed to have occurred on Dec 28 last year at around 6.25pm.
“A teenage girl had accused a police inspector of raping her in his office at the Yan district police headquarters. The girl is the complainant for another police case and the suspect in this case is the investigating officer for the case.
“An investigation has been carried out under Section 376 of the Penal Code,” he said in a statement.
Comm Wan Hassan said the suspect had been arrested and remanded for investigations.
“If found guilty, the suspect can be punished with a maximum of 20 years in prison and caning.”
Comm Wan Hassan added that to ensure the case is resolved as soon as possible, the investigation was conducted by senior police officers from the state police headquarters.
“The investigation papers will be referred to the state prosecution director. There will be no compromise on police misconduct.”
He urged the public not to make any speculation that could interfere with the investigation and tarnish the image of the police force.