Plantation worker pleads not guilty to raping own daughter

Raja Norain Hidayah Raja Abdul Aziz

KUANTAN: A plantation worker pleaded not guilty at Sessions Court to raping his own daughter earlier last month.

The 54-year-old accused made the plea after the charges being read in front of Judge Dazuki Ali.

He was accused of raping his daughter at their house in Sungai Isap here at 4pm on Aug 3. He was charged under Section 376(3) of the Penal Code which carries a jail sentence of not less than 8 years and not more than 30 years as well as whipping.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Farahah Mohd Nazari prosecuted while the accused was not represented. No bail was offered considering the victim was his own daughter and there was a possibility that the accused might repeat the offence.

The accused then appealed to the court to grant him bail as he needed to support his wife, and two children with a monthly income of RM2,500.

Dazuki denied the bail and set Oct 4 for the re-mention of the case.

Meanwhile, at the same court, a restaurant worker pleaded not guilty to raping a 15-year-old teenager last year.

The accused was charged with raping the girl at Taman Sri Inderaputra here at 1am on Oct 14 last year.

He was charged under Section 376(1) of the Penal Code which carries a maximum of 20 years in jail and fine upon conviction.

The court set the bail at RM10,000 with one surety and fixed Oct 4 for the re-mention of the case. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd