The grandfather, father and two uncles of two girls, aged 19 and 14, were arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping the teens over the last six years.
Four men have been arrested after a 19-year-old girl claimed that she was repeatedly raped by her own grandfather, father and two uncles since she was 13.
The incidents allegedly took place at Kampung Daha Seroban, Serian, about 50km from Kuching.
The case came to light when the elder sister became pregnant and the Serian Hosptial informed the police of the teenage pregnancy. The teen was admitted to the hospital at about 2.30pm on Friday.
Sarawak CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Dev Kumar said the girl claimed that she was raped by her grandfather, father and two uncles. She alleged that her 14-year-old sister was also a victim.
“The girl said her younger sister had been raped since she was nine years old.
“All the incidents were said to have occurred at their home,” Dev said in a statement yesterday night.
Police arrested four suspects aged between 26 and 57 years old at about 3.30pm yesterday. They were her biological father, 42, grandfather, 57, and two uncles aged 26 and 28, who live together under the same roof. All four are farmers.
It is learned that the two girls did not attend school and the 19-year-old is 22 weeks pregnant. The girls have a 17-year-old brother who also lives in the same house and is now under the care of their grandmother. The children’s mother died many years ago.
The suspects were ordered by the Kota Samarahan court today to be remanded for four days.
The case is being investigated under Section 376B of the Penal Code for statutory rape, which carries a maximum 30 years’ jail and whipping, upon conviction.
This is the second such case in Sarawak in recent weeks involving rape by multiple family members.
On Jul 28, five people were charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Limbang.
The accused were the victim’s 76-year-old grandfather, her 40-year-old father, and three cousins aged between 16 and 21.
They were charged with 22 counts of raping the girl at several locations in their village near Limbang between last November and June this year.
The case has been fixed for mention on Sep 6.