7 boys held over rape of 14-year-old schoolgirl

TAWAU: Seven 17-year-old schoolboys were remanded for three days from today to help in investigation over the alleged rape of a female student at a school in the district.

Tawau district police chief Peter Umbuas said the incident was reported to have taken place yesterday and the students were detained on the same day.

‘’It is confirmed that there was an incident of rape reported allegedly involving a 14-year-old student by seven students from the same school yesterday,’’ he said in a statement here, today.

Meanwhile, according to sources, a teacher found the victim semi nude in a room in the school.

The victim said that she had been raped and a police report was lodged by the victim’s 40-year-old mother on the incident at 3.30 pm.

The case was being investigated under Section 375B/377A of the Penal Code.