Wednesday August 30, 2006
Panties snipper strikes again
KUALA TERENGGANU: A pervert who breaks into homes to snip pieces of panties off sleeping teenagers has struck again.
His latest victims are two teenagers from Kampung Tanjung Jaafar in Gong Badak, near here.
Following the first scare two weeks ago, villagers had warned their daughters to wear track pants or slacks over their panties when going to bed and also to cover their body with a thick blanket to deter the hantu gunting.
However, this did not work as the culprit could deftly cut through the thick protection to reach the panty and slice out a piece from the groin area.
Since Aug 11, several teenage girls from Gong Badak, Pengkalan Arang, Taman Baiduri and Taman Desa Bakti have become victims of the “panty snipper.”
From descriptions given by them, the culprit is short and has body odour.
Initially, the suspect was thought to be a ghoulish figure or someone who was getting snippets of panty for black magic. However, police suspect that he is just a perverted sex fiend.
Siti Aisha Rashid and Nurfiri Razali, both 15, told The Star that the culprit broke into their homes several days ago while they slept.
Siti said she was asleep in the hall when she sensed someone touching her thighs, causing her to wake up.
“He had cut my tracksuit and was trying to pull at my panty,” she said, adding that she kicked him on the chest and he fled through an open window.
“I could not catch a glimpse of his face as it was wrapped in a towel. But he had bad body odour,” Siti said, adding that her fisherman father was at sea when the incident occurred.
She said a window had been forced open, and that she later found her cell phone missing.
Nurfiri, who lives next door, said she was fast asleep and did not realise that someone had cut her long pants and sliced off a piece of her panty until she woke up.
“I must have been hypnotised,” she said, adding that she was shocked to find a hole in her thick blanket.