KOTA BARU - The police have the arrested the woman who allegedly whipped a suspect that raped her 13-year-old daughter.
State CID chief Asst Comm Lai Yong Heng said the woman, 38, was arrested with her husband, 40, and 22-year-old son on Friday night.
"The three suspects were arrested at their home Kampung Gong Bayor, Kampung Raja, Terengganu at 9pm, by a CID team from the Kelantan police contingent.
"They have been remanded under Section 326 of the Criminal Procedure Code for seven days to facilitate investigations.
"The police are doing their duty to uphold law and order, despite the reaction from the public who sympathised with the suspects.
"They allegedly caused grievous hurt to the suspects, which is a serious crime, and it is natural for the police to act and investigate the case," ACP Lai said when contacted on Saturday.
The suspect, who suffered welts on his buttocks, hands and face, was apprehended by the 22-year-old brother and father of the teenager and was later handed to police for further action.
Police had to send the suspect to the Universiti Sains Hospital at Kubang Kerian after he suffered blood clots in his head, but was later discharged.
The second 22-year-old suspect was apprehended at Panji by members of the victim's family and was allegedly beaten and later handed to police.
Both suspects were alleged to have raped the teenager several times in a house at Kampung Budi, Tawang, Bachok on May 22 at 4.30am.
Last Thursday, a 37-second video footage emerged of the 28-year-old suspect, showing him with his hands and legs tied, and being whipped on the buttocks with what was believed to be a short branch or a cane by the mother.
The case is not connected to the alleged gang rape of a 15-year-old teenage girl by a group of more than 30 men in Ketereh.