Beasts Of Tebudu Remanded A Week; Raped Teenagers Warded For Checks

All in the family and clad in lock-up purple – the patriarch of the family and his three sons, one who is the father of the two siblings, in court Saturday to be remanded for a week pending police investigations. – Photo credit Adib Povera/NST Online

KOTA SAMARAHAN: For six years a teenager, now 19 and pregnant, endured the sexual exploits of not only her dad, but her two uncles and her grandfather as well. A year later, the four sex-crazed men took advantage of the younger sibling, now aged 14.

On Saturday, the four clad in purple lock-up attire, were produced before the Magistrate’s court senior registrar Dayang Roselind Awang Mahdini who granted the remand order.

The case is being investigated under Section 376B of the Penal Code for incest, which carries the maximum 30 years’ imprisonment and whipping if found guilty.

According to a national news portal, harrowing details were uncovered as police probe the discovery of the two girls being allegedly turned into sex slaves by their family members who were close to them.

The NST Online quoting police sources said Saturday that police will be calling the victims’ grandmother for questioning and hopefully she can shed more light into the case.

Their mother died many years ago.

The ordeal of the two teenage siblings were only uncovered after personnel at a clinic in Tebudu which comes under the Serian Hospital, discovered the elder girl pregnant while being examined Friday afternoon.

During the medical inspection, the victim who was 25 weeks pregnant, claimed she had been raped by her father, grandfather and two uncles – who are all farmers – at her house since she was 13 years old.

In the NST report, the elder girl related that her younger sister, a 14-year-old school dropout, had also suffered the same fate. Acting on this information, police picked up the suspects, aged between 26 and 57, at the same house later Friday.

The two girls are now warded at the Sarawak General Hospital for medical examination.

“All of them live under one roof and it all started some six years ago for 19-year-old victim while for the younger sibling, her ordeal started when she was nine-years-old,” the police officer told the news portal when met in Serian.

“It is almost as if the girls did not know what happened to them was wrong,” he said adding one of the suspects also told everything – “sudah terlanjur” – which loosely translates “the deed is done”.

He was also quoted saying details are still sketchy at this point in time but what they have discovered so far points to some disturbing details.

The two girls have a 17-year-old brother who also lives at the same house and is now under the care of their grandmother.

Last month a 72-year-old grandfather was among five people charged with raping his granddaughter at the magistrate’s court in Limbang. The four other accused were his son, 40, and three relatives, aged between 16 and 21.

All of the accused were charged with raping the 12-year-old victim at separate locations in the village here between November last year and June this year.