Palu Police in Central Sulawesi have arrested four Public Order Agency officers and a journalist suspected of raping two female teenagers, Mr, 19, Pt, 14, who happen to be sisters.
Palu Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr Ahmad Ramadhan said that the four public order officers were identified as Ar, 39, Ef, 31, Ard, 29, and Sr, 30, while the journalist, who works for Potret Sulawesi, was identified as RD, 33, tempo.co reported on Thursday.
Ahmad said the public order officers and the journalist approached the two siblings when they were on Talise beach on Wednesday at 1:30 a.m. local time (12:30 a.m. Jakarta time) and interrogated them.
They took the young women with a patrol car to the Palu mayoral office’s public order agency post for further interrogation, Ahmad said.
But on their way to the post, they stopped in a quiet place in Nur hill, Palu, where they allegedly took turns to rape the young women.
The victims filed a report with the police later in the morning.
“We have been raped by five men. Four of them were public order officers and the other one a journalist,” said the victims at Palu Police headquarters.
Ahmad said from medical tests undergone by the victims, it was clear they had been raped. (png/mtq)