Suspect in 19-year-old rape case has remand extended

PARIT BUNTAR: The remand order against a man, suspected to have committed rape 19 years ago (in 2003), has been extended for another three days until June 16.

Kerian OCPD Supt Mazuki Mat, when contacted, said the remand order extension was issued by the Parit Buntar Magistrate’s Court on Monday (June 13) to enable the police to continue the investigations.

It was reported that the 40-year-old suspect had previously been remanded for four days at the Kerian district police headquarters in Bagan Serai from June 10 until Monday, to assist in the investigation of the case under Section 376 of the Penal Code.

Police managed to arrest the suspect who is suspected of being involved in a rape case in Bagan Serai, Perak, after 19 years of successfully eluding the authorities.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan was reported to have said that the man was arrested at 9.30pm around Bagan Serai, Perak, on Thursday (June 9).

According to him, based on matching deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) profile data, the police managed to solve a rape case that occurred in 2003 with the arrest of the suspect. – Bernama