JOHOR BARU: Two teenagers have been detained after a Form One schoolgirl was reported to have been gang-raped in an oil palm plantation near Batu Pahat on Thursday.
The two boys, aged 14 and 15, were caught at about 2pm in the Air Hitam area. Two others, suspected of being accomplices, are being sought.
Batu Pahat police chief Abdul Wahib Musa said initial investigations had revealed that the girl, 13, was gang-raped in a hut in Kampung Manong, Ayer Hitam.
A group of villagers stumbled upon them and the girl hid behind a tree while the teenagers escaped on motorcycles, he said.
“The villagers contacted the victim’s father who fetched her and lodged a report at the Ayer Hitam police station,” he added.