Granddad, dad and uncles remanded over alleged rape of pregnant 19-year-old

KUCHING - The four men arrested for allegedly raping their own kin have been remanded for seven days to assist police investigations.

The men are the 19-year-old victim's 42-year-old father, her 57-year-old grandfather and her two uncles aged 26 and 28.

Court registrar Dayang Roselind Awang Mahdini granted the remand order when the suspects were produced at the Kota Sama­rahan court near here yesterday.

The men were arrested at about 3.30pm on Friday after police received an initial report about a pregnant girl who was admitted to Serian Hospital earlier that day.

Sarawak CID chief SAC Datuk Dev Kumar said the girl claimed she had been raped by the men since she was 13. The girl also claimed that her 14-year-old sister had been raped since she was nine.

State Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah said the 19-year-old would be placed in a convent in Serian while a court order would be obtained tomorrow to place her sister at Rumah Kanak-Kanak.

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