A 32-year-old labourer was arrested in Sibu, Malaysia for trying to rape his three-year-old niece in his room.
The incident happened at 8pm on Tuesday night, January 2, when the woman, who is the suspect's younger sister, heard her daughter's cry coming from the man's room.
Suspecting something amiss, she tried to barge into the room but it was locked from the inside.
Sibu district police chief Assistant Commissioner Zailanni Amit said when the suspect finally opened the door, the victim immediately ran out of the room crying. The man then ran out of the Jalan Tiong Hua house.
"The victim was crying and claimed to experience pain on her private parts. Her mother was shocked when she saw traces of blood and lodged a police report at the Sibu Central police station."
Acting on the report, Zailanni said police managed to locate and nab the man about 11pm.
"He admitted taking the victim into the room and tried to rape her but the girl started to cry for help." he said.
Source: New Straits Times Malaysia