DNA of five found on panties

DNA of five found on panties

BUTTERWORTH - The Sessions Court here heard that five different sets of semen stains were found on the panties of an Indonesian woman who claimed to have been raped by three policemen.

Padillah Yahya, 39, a chemist with the state Chemistry Department told the court that the semen stains were those of Kons Syahiran Romli, 22, Kpl Nik Sin Mat Lazin, 33 and Kons Remy Anak Dara, 26, and two other unidentified males.

"We also found DNA samples of Syahiran, a third and fourth unidentified male and an unidentified female on a bedsheet taken from the police barracks in the Prai police station," she said.

She added that a DNA sample of the third male was also found on a towel taken from the same barracks.

Padillah told Sessions judge Meor Sulaiman Ahmad Tarmizi that the samples were among the 19 items that were passed to her to be tested on Nov 14 last year.

The items included a blouse belonging to the 26-year-old victim, semen, blood samples and hair.

The three policemen are alleged to have raped the woman in Room 4 of the Prai police station barracks between 6.40am and 7.30am on Nov 9 last year.

They were charged under Section 376 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 20 years and whipping.

Hearing continues on Nov 28.

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