IPOH: A seven-year-old girl found walking aimlessly on the side of a road in Manjung is believed to be a rape victim.
Manjung acting OCPD Deputy Supt Chong Boo Khim said a man found the girl, who was dishevelled, walking along the road at 11.50am on Monday (April 17).
DSP Chong said the man then brought the girl to a police station in the district before policemen took her to the Seri Manjung Hospital for treatment.
"The medical team that conducted checks on the girl believed she was raped and abused.
"Checks on her body found old and new injuries," he said in a statement on Tuesday (April 18).
DSP Chong said a team from the criminal investigation division arrested two men and a woman at about 9.30pm the same day.
He said the three suspects are the girl’s mother, 29; the girl’s first stepfather, 40; and the mother’s current husband, 26.
"The three have been remanded until April 23 for further investigation and the case is being investigated under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act and Section 14(a) of the Sexual Offences Against Children Act 2017," he added.