Nine military personnel remanded over alleged gang rape

JOHOR BARU: Nine military personnel have been remanded for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in Kluang last December.

Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the suspects, in their 20s, were picked up yesterday before being remanded beginning today.

"I confirm the report (lodged by the victim) … The nine (suspects) are being remanded for seven days until March 1," he said when contacted here today.

It is learned that all the men, from the Mahkota Camp in Kluang, were hauled up after the girl lodged a report at the Kluang police station at about 8.50am yesterday.

It is also learned that the complainant was said to have checked into a hotel at the town with one of the suspects, who is also her lover, before being approached by eight other suspects and gang-raped. — Bernama