A farmer dragged his sick daughter into an abandoned house and raped her instead of taking the 16-year-old to hospital.
The incident in Sabah's northern Pitas district happened when the 38-year-old man was headed to the hospital with his daughter and 11-year-old son riding pillion on a motorcycle.
On the way, the man stopped by an abandoned house, Kota Marudu OCPD Deputy Supt Isa Yusof said.
The father left the boy on the motorcycle by the roadside and dragged the girl, who was having a high fever, into the house and raped her.
He then threatened the girl not to reveal the matter to anyone, saying he would kill her and the rest of the family.
Police have launched a manhunt for the farmer, who is believed to have escaped into the jungle near his village - The Star