A 14-year-old Ipoh schoolgirl was gang-raped by five schoolmates who also took photographs of the acts and other nude pictures of her after spiking her drink in a karaoke room.
She was too ashamed to tell anyone about the incident which took place on Oct 5 2009 and thought that no one else would know if she kept it a secret.
But her nightmare was far from over. As soon as she returned to school the next day, she overheard the boys bragging about what they did to their friend.
The girl complained to teachers but instead of helping her, they asked her to seek a transfer to another school.
The school’s stance was that the incident happened outside the school as such it was outside of its control or jurisdiction.
Frightened and helpless, the girl finally told her parents about the gang-rape.
Her mother lodged a police report on Oct 26, but there was no action until the matter was reported in the Chinese media recently.
Police arrested the suspects – five secondary school students, aged between 14 and 17 – on Friday. They were brought to the Ipoh Magistrate Court and have been remanded for seven days for further investigations.
The case was classified as rape and outrage of modesty.
According to the police,the girl had apparently gone to a karaoke with four schoolmates – two boys and two girls. Three other boys were waiting for them in the karaoke room.
Two of the boys and two girls later left the room to buy a present, leaving the victim alone with the three other boys.
One of them handed her a drink to which he added some “orange flavor candy” and she took a sip. She soon started feeling dizzy.
According to her report, she soon felt that her clothes had been removed and the boys, including the two who had gone out earlier, returned to the room.
She said she felt them were kissing and fondling her body before she passed out.
When she regained consciousness, she found herself naked in the room with some sticky liquid on her chest.
The girl wore her clothes which were strewn in the room and ran out. She bumped into the two female schoolmates outside but did not tell them about what happened to her.