SUNGAI PETANI - A jobless 18-year-old youth who allegedly raped his three younger sisters has been remanded for seven days.
Magistrate Arif Mohamad Shariff granted the remand order to the police last Saturday (July 22).
The incident came to light on Thursday when his eight-year-old sister told their 39-year-old mother about the incident which occurred at about 8pm a day earlier.
The girl alleged that her brother had forced her into a toilet outside their home and later to an empty house where he forced himself on her.
She was warned not to tell anyone or he would beat her up. Subsequently, her two other sisters, aged nine and 14, also came forward with similar rape allegations.
The sisters have eight other siblings. Their father is a labourer while the mother is a housewife.
Kuala Muda District Deputy OCPD Supt Saifi Abdul Hamid said the case was being investigated as incest under Section 376B of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of 10 to 30 years and whipping.
The suspect surrendered at the Kuala Muda police station on Friday.
Two sisters have wounds at private parts: Police
Two sisters who were allegedly raped by their 18-year-old brother have tear wounds at their private parts.
Kedah CID chief Senior Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said this was stated in the preliminary report of the medical examination on the two sisters, aged eight and 14.
He said there was no tear wound on another sister, aged nine.
"However, all the victims are still under examination by the hospital. We are waiting for the full medical reports of all the victims to complete the investigation into the case," he said when approached at the Kedah police contingent 2017 Hari Raya celebration at the state police headquarters here yesterday.
SAC Mior Faridalathrash was commenting on the alleged rapes of the three sisters by their brother.
The jobless youth surrendered himself to police on Friday after his 39-year-old mother lodged a police report on Thursday.
Her eight-year-old daughter had told her on Thursday morning that she was raped by the suspect on Wednesday night at an empty house next to their home in Sungai Layar, Sungai Petani.
Police investigation revealed that the suspect had also raped the two other sisters in the past.
It was reported that the two girls also informed their mother about the rapes but she did not lodge a police report as she thought it was a prank since her son denied wrongdoing and told her that the girls were slandering him.
The suspect is currently under remand until this Friday (July 28).