A 15 year old Malaysian girl tell authorities was raped by as many 38 men in an abandoned drug hut. The assault which lasted for hours came to take place in an abandoned hut in the northern state of Kelantan, Malaysia, on May 20.
According to testimony, the men each took turns raping the teen for hours.
There are reports the girl may have been arrested following the ordeal.
Police are investigating whether the girls friend was also raped.
To date, Malaysian police have arrested at least 13 people, including a father and his two sons in relation to the gang rape. It is not understood if more arrests are to follow.
Authorities would tell the men involved were from the same village.
Despite reports that up to 38 individuals took part in the girl’s rape, authorities are still trying to ratify how many men actually did take place in the savage rape of the Malaysian girl.
‘It’s definitely more than 10. We are still investigating,’ one said.
Authorities would also reveal a number of the men apprehended also tested positive for amphetamine.
Media accounts, quoting information from district police chief Azham Otham, said 38 men were involved.
‘It is very disturbing to me that no one in the village was even suspicious when the closest neighbour was a mere 20 metres away,’ police chief Azham told The Star.
The alleged attack, one of many instances perpetuating across Asia has since led to outrage amongst women’s groups.
Politicians from a Muslim party running the region said their proposal to introduce Islamic hudud law, with harsh penalties, would deter offenders.
State and federal police officers either declined comment or could not be immediately reached.
Almost 3,000 rapes were reported to the police in Asia in 2012, of which 52 percent involved girls aged 16 and below, according to police statistics.
Convicted rapists face up to 30 years in prison and whipping, but many on Internet sites seek stricter punishment.
Added Kempe: ‘Boys are being raised in a culture where being masculine means being aggressive, and that it’s perfectly acceptable to use violence to get what you want.’
The harrowing incident of gang rape follows that of two Indian sisters who were also gang raped and then murdered and left to hung on a mango tree in India earlier this week. Women’s rights groups there have also sought remedy, with the head of Uttar Pradesh state’s governing party, Mulayam Singh Yadav the regionally prominent Samajwadi Party, telling: ‘Boys will be boys,‘