Teacher in Malaysia held over 12-year-old girl's rape

Teacher in Malaysia held over 12-year-old girl's rape
PHOTO: The Straits Times

SIBU - A 39-year-old teacher has been arrested for allegedly raping a Year Six pupil.

"The suspect is a the girl's tea­cher. He is also the warden of the hostel. We arrested him on Saturday after receiving a report by the victim's grandmother last Wednesday," said Kanowit district police chief DSP Ismail Mahmood.

The 63-year-old grandmother had confronted the girl after she heard talk in school that the tea­cher's wife was upset that the man had an affair with a 12-year-old pupil.

The girl was alleged to have revealed then that she was raped after her UPSR examination last month. A medical check-up at Kanowit Hospital revealed that the hymen of the girl was torn.

DSP Ismail said the teacher had been remanded for seven days to facilitate investigation.

The crime was alleged to have taken place in the school hostel where the girl was staying.

Kanowit is about an hour's drive from here.

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