MALACCA: A 13-year-old girl from Merlimau was raped by a group of men while returning to her home in Bukit Tembakau, Ayer Molek, here.
The girl said in her police report that during the 10.30pm incident on March 24, she was riding pillion with a male friend when they were "ambushed" by five men.
Following the report, lodged at the Kandang police station at 1pm on Thursday, a team from the state police headquarters detained a 22-year-old mechanic from Bukit Meta, Telok Mas, the same day.
Police expected more people to be arrested to help in the investigation under Section 376 of the Penal Code.
In the report, the girl also said that the group grabbed the motorcycle keys before taking both her and her friend to a store at a graveyard in Teluk Mas.
She claimed that while her friend was being tied up outside the store, two men took turns to rape her.
She also said that they had threatened her during the two-hour ordeal.
They left her and her friend at the spot where the two were ambushed.
She also told the police that her friend apparently knew three of the men who attacked them.
The girl said her friend even begged them not to harm her as he was supposed to send her back home safely.