Thursday September 20, 2012
Women sexually assaulted, lose belongings after meeting man for promoter job
By RASHITHA A. HAMID
KUALA LUMPUR: Two women were raped and robbed during “staged” job interviews in two separate incidents.
On Saturday, a 22-year-old fresh graduate went to a budget hotel in the city to attend the “interview” after she applied for a sales promoter job through a website.
City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairy Arasah said a few days earlier, the victim had sent a job application to an e-mail address (email@example.com), and was asked to attend the interview by the suspect at about 3.30pm.
He said in an e-mail, the victim was offered RM400 per day for the job by the suspect.
The victim was asked to meet the “interviewer” in a room at the hotel.
“When she entered the room, the suspect who was alone, raped her before robbing her of her belongings,” he said at a press conference yesterday.
In early August, another woman was also raped and robbed after she was duped into attending a similar “interview” in a different hotel in the city.
Initial investigations revealed both cases involved a single suspect using the same modus operandi.
ACP Khairy said the suspect did not leave his name, address or contact number when registering at the hotel.
He has advised the public, especially women, to check with the hotels when they are asked to attend an interview to prevent any untoward incidents.
Police have released the photofit (pic) of the suspect and are seeking the public's help to apprehend him.
Both the cases are being investigated under Section 376 for rape and 392 for robbery.