Published: Monday September 10, 2012 MYT 11:28:00 PM
Studentís screams save her from would-be rapist in varsity toilet
MALACCA: A student's screams scared away a would-be rapist at the toilet of a university, here.
Malacca Criminal Investigation Department chief ACP Raja Shahrom Raja Abdullah said the alleged incident took place at 8.30pm on Sunday.
He said the student, 21, was studying in the reading room on the second floor of the university, in Bukit Beruang, before going to the toilet on the same level.
"The student heard someone entering the cubicle next to hers. She took a look and saw a man. Suddenly her eyes was sprayed with a liquid which had a burning sensation," he told Bernama when contacted, here Monday.
The students started shouting for help and the man ran away.
He said the victim went to the Malacca Hospital for treatment before lodging a police report. He said a forensic team visited the scene to gather evidence, including looking for the suspect's fingerprints.
Malacca police chief Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye said a meeting would be held with the university management soon to discuss steps to boost security.
Meanwhile, the victim who only wanted to be known as Chin, when met, said the suspect tried to put his hand inside her blouse but she managed to ward off his advances.
She said the man also punched her on the face when she tried to defend herself. - Bernama