PETALING JAYA: An 18-year-old from Sungai Layar, Sungai Petani, has been remanded for seven days until July 28 for allegedly sexually assaulting his three young sisters.
Magistrate Arif Mohamad Ariff issued the seven-day remand order at the Sungai Petani Courts Complex this morning, reported the News Straits Times.
Kuala Muda police launched a probe after the teen’s mother lodged a report on Thursday when her eight-year-old daughter revealed she had been raped by her brother.
The girl claimed that her brother had raped her in a vacant house adjacent to their home in Kampung Pulau Tiga, Sungai Layar, at about 8pm on Wednesday.
Subsequently, her two elder sisters, aged 9 and 14, came forward with similar rape allegations.
Police detained the teenager yesterday when he turned up at the district police headquarters to have his statement recorded.
Kuala Muda deputy police chief Superintendent Saifi Abd Hamid said the case would be investigated under Section 376B of the Penal Code for incest, which carries a maximum 30 years’ imprisonment and whipping, if convicted.