“Two claim trial to gang rape of teen”

News @ AsiaOne, 14 April 2010

"Two claim trial to gang rape of teen"

MediaNews @ Asiaone
Published Date14 April 2010
Written ByNew Straits Times

KUANTAN: Two men were charged separately at the Sessions Court yesterday with raping an underaged girl at an oil palm plantation last month.

Carpenter Mohd Sharipuddin Razali, 33, and fish farm worker Mohd Ibrahim Ramdan, 26, pleaded not guilty to raping the 14-year-old girl on March 28 and March 29.

Deputy public prosecutor Noor Svetlana Mohd Noor Nordin told the court that investigations revealed that eight men had taken turns to rape the teenager but only two had been charged in court.

Counsel Mohammad Hisham Abdul Rahim, who represented both accused, told the court that his clients were from poor backgrounds and could not afford to pay a high bail.

Judge Ahmad Zamzani Mohd Zain set bail at RM6,000 in one surety each.

He fixed May 3 and May 14 for mention for Sharipuddin and Ibrahim, respectively.


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