SEREMBAN: Police have arrested a 29-year-old man for alleging that Irish teenager Nora Anne Quoirin, 15, who was found dead after going missing from a holiday resort near here, was raped by an Orang Asli.
The suspect, identified only as “Zikri Armstrong”, had made the claim on Twitter.
He was arrested when he gave a statement at the Seremban police headquarters at 7pm yesterday.
Negeri Sembilan police chief Mohamad Mat Yusop said the case has been referred to Bukit Aman.
He said the case was being investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and Section 505 of the Penal Code for public mischief.
The remains of Nora Anne, who is of Franco-Irish parentage, were found on Tuesday following a search and rescue operation mounted by authorities after she was reported missing from an eco-tourism resort near here on Aug 4.
The post-mortem revealed that the teenager, who had special needs, died of internal bleeding likely due to starvation and stress.