MALAYSIA - A 23-year-old man - connected to drug-related activities, burglaries and sexual assault on schoolgirls in the past - has been nabbed over a shocking rape and robbery case that occurred at a university hostel in Malacca late last month.
A source said the suspect was picked up at a bus terminal in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday, reported The Star.
It is believed that he fled from Malacca after realising he was being tracked down for committing the crime against a 22-year-old undergraduate on Aug 29.
Police also recovered a stolen car the suspect had used to flee from the state. It was reported earlier that the victim, from Bandar Sri Damansara in Selangor, was revising for a major examination and had dozed off at about 7am.
She was awakened by the man, who had allegedly trespassed into the protected hostel of a public university in Malacca and entered her room. The intruder, who held a sharp object, threatened to kill the woman if she raised the alarm.
After raping the student and stealing her belongings, the culprit pushed her into the bathroom and ordered her to remove the semen traces so as not to leave any evidence against him.