MALACCA - An 11-year-old boy has been accused of raping a six-year-old girl at a babysitter's home.
The attack is reported to have happened on Nov 7 and a medical report has just been released showing that the girl's hymen had a fresh tear.
Police are now investigating what could be the youngest rapist in the country.
Both children were at the babysitter's at about 2pm that day when a neighbour, who asked to be identified only as Shima, 43, noticed that the house in Alor Gajah was unusually quiet.
The babysitter had gone to a nearby grocery store, so the neighbour entered the house through the back door and went to investigate.
Suddenly, the young girl dashed out of a room and was partially naked.
"She was crying and looked stunned," Shima said.
After calming the girl down, the neighbour had a look around the house and saw the boy, the babysitter's stepson, hiding behind the door of another room.
"He was wearing only his pants," said Shima. "He told me he was preparing to attend religious class."
Suspecting something amiss, the neighbour then phoned the girl's mother, 35, and related the incident.