PETALING JAYA- Police have arrested a 33-year-old inspector for allegedly raping a suspect in a theft case.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Tajuddin Md Isa said the officer, who is attached to the Brickfields district police headquarters, was arrested at his office yesterday morning.
"He is an investigating officer attached to the district. He joined the force last year," he said.
SAC Tajuddin added that police would brook no nonsense when dealing with disciplinary problems involving police officers.
"We view this case and allegation very seriously. We do not tolerate this kind of behaviour in the force and we mean business when we say that we want to get to the bottom of it," he said.
The officer allegedly raped the 19-year-old girl in his office at about 6am on Wednesday.
Prior to the incident, the girl and her boyfriend, who were suspected of stealing at a supermarket, were arrested by the officer at a house at about 3am.
It is believed that she was brought to the inspector's office while the boyfriend spent the night in the lock-up.
The girl was apparently also told to lie down on a sofa inside the inspector's office. She claimed that she was raped while she was asleep.
It is learnt that she was released an hour after the incident.
A police report was lodged several hours after she was released.
It is learnt that the teenager is currently under the protection of city police D11 sexual crimes, domestic violence and child abuse investigations division.