Saturday, March 10, 2012

College student raped by "batman"

Talk is rife among locals that a supernatural being is targeting women in the city following an incident where a dark figure wearing Batman attire trespassed into a female dormitory and raped a 19-year-old college student.

The victim, from Kuala Lumpur, was raped on Wednesday night while she was alone in her room.

However, State Education, Youth and Sports Committee chairman Datuk Gan Tian Loo scoffed at the claims made by certain quarters that the figure was a supernatural being.

He has called for a thorough investigation into the crime.

“How could Batman' or a ghost enter a female hostel and commit rape? This is the work of a human who dons the fictional superhero's attire to avoid being detected,” he said.

Gan said a manhunt should be organised to nab the perpetrator as he might prey upon other students.

In her police report on Thursday, the victim said she was surfing the Internet at about 8.15pm in her hostel room when the mysterious figure wearing the Batman suit appeared at her side.

She said that before she could scream, the figure gagged her with a handkerchief and she blacked out.

After a few hours, the victim regained consciousness and found herself lying naked on the floor with piercing pain in her private parts.

A medical check-up the next day revealed that she was raped.

Gan said the safety of students was of utmost importance as such a crime had previously occurred here - The Star