Victim tried to commit suicide but was talked out of jumping off the rooftop of a shopping centre.
The police will submit its investigation papers on the rape of a 17-year-old girl, believed to have involved nine armed forces personnel in Kluang, to the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
Speaking to reporters in Johor Baru yesterday, Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the men aged between 19 and 24 were investigated under Section 375 B of the Penal Code for gang rape which carries a jail term of up to 30 years, if convicted.
He said they were being remanded until March 1.
The victim, a waitress, was said to have gone out on a date with one of the suspects who is her lover. They later checked into a hotel and the victim was subsequently gang-raped by eight other suspects. The ordeal lasted about two hours until 6pm.
Mohd Khalil said the incident occurred in mid-December last year and it was learned that the armed forces personnel who were from Mahkota Camp, Kluang, were detained after the victim lodged a police report at the Kluang Police Station, at about 8.50am on Thursday.
It is understood that the victim is now nine weeks pregnant.
It was reported that the victim tried to commit suicide by attempting to jump off the rooftop of a shopping centre in Kluang on Jan 16 but was talked out of it by a security guard.