Tuesday February 26, 2013
Victim in alleged rape case tells court policeman asked for money
By DERRICK VINESH
BUTTERWORTH: The victim in an alleged rape case told a Sessions Court here that a policeman had asked her to “entertain” four men after she was detained for not having her passport.
The 26-year old former factory worker from Jawa Tengah, Indonesia, said that at about 6am on Nov 9 last year, two policemen had stopped the car in which she and her boyfriend were travelling near the Pacific hypermarket in Prai.
She said one of the policemen, whom she identified in court as Konst Remmy Anak Dara, told her to follow him to the Prai police station as he did not accept the photocopy of the passport she produced.
The woman added that at the police station, another policeman, whom she identified as Kpl Nik Sin Mat Lazin and who was the driver of the patrol car, asked if she wanted to be set free or be detained in a lock-up.
“I told him I wanted to be set free and he asked me how could he do that.
“I then asked him if he needed money and he replied that I could give him a few hundred thousand ringgit,” she said.
The victim was testifying in the trial of three policemen, charged with raping her and forcing her to perform unnatural sex on them.
Konst Syahiran Romli, 21, Kpl Nik Sin, 33, and Konst Remmy, 25, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence in Room 4 of the Prai police station barracks between 6.40am and 7.30am on Nov 9 last year.
They were charged under Section 376 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum 20-year jail term and whipping.
The accused are on a RM25,000 bail each while the fourth policeman did not take part in the alleged crime.
The woman, who is married with a child, also testified that under duress, she told Kpl Nik Sin that she did not have much money, but only had her body.
The woman said that upon arriving outside the Prai police station, two other policemen, including third accused Konst Syahiran, came out to see them.
Later, she said, the three accused led her to a room behind the station.
After the alleged rape, she said Konst Syahiran, accompanied by Konst Remmy, drove her back to her home in Alma, Bukit Mertajam.
She said Konst Remmy warned her in Malay not to tell anyone about the incident.
The woman also testified that her boyfriend had sexual intercourse with her at his house in Alma several hours after the incident, before accompanying her to lodge a report.
Hearing before judge Meor Sulaiman Ahmad Tarmizi continues.