$23 to keep rape quiet

PHOTO: The New Paper

A MAN raped his friend's wife in a home stay centre in Langkawi, then gave her RM70 (S$23) to keep quiet, Harian Metro reported.

The 31-year-old woman was also threatened not to reveal the incident in mid-September.

The victim became traumatised and depressed before she finally reported it to police last Friday.

She said she was cleaning the centre around 9.30am when the 30-year-old suspect came up to her, pulled her hand and molested her.

He then raped the woman despite her pleas.