Police in Bali’s Buleleng regency are looking into the alleged gang rape of a middle school student by at least six people.
Investigation into the case is still at its initial stages as authorities gather more information and await the traumatized victim’s readiness to provide a statement.
Buleleng Police spokesman Sumarjaya said preliminary information suggests that the rape occurred at least five times at different locations.
“The first incident is suspected to have been done by six people,” Sumarjaya said. “The second to fifth incidents happened in Alasangker [Village], with different people.”
The victim’s parent, identified as Komang A, filed a police report following her disappearance between Sunday and Wednesday last week. She reportedly came home on Wednesday in a state of depression, and told her parents that she was raped by six people.
“For the time being the victim is still unable to give a clear statement, and she’s still being examined by a psychiatrist,” Sumarjaya said.
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