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The police have arrested an elusive 40-year-old man over a rape case that happened 19 years ago in Bagan Serai, Perak, thanks to DNA data.
According to Harian Metro, Bukit Aman CID director Abd Jalil Hassan said the man was arrested on Thursday night and will be remanded for four days until this Monday to assist in the investigation in line with Section 376 of the Penal Code.
Further investigations are ongoing and investigation papers will be referred to the Attorney-General’s Chambers soon.
Bukit Aman CID director Abd Jalil Hassan
He added that the police would continue to use various measures to track down perpetrators and serve justice for the victims in cases like these, using DNA profiling, despite the lack of information at the initial investigation stage.
Previously in April, Malay Mail reported that the police solved another rape case using DNA data. A 40-year-old man was arrested for the rape of a 15-year-old girl which happened 12 years ago at a workshop in Sungai Pinang, Balik Pulau in Penang.