| James Kon |
THE two victims of the alleged rape and robbery case that took place in a hostel of a Chinese school in Tutong on Saturday morning, returned to Taiwan yesterday to be with their respective families.
Their departure was confirmed by Albert Huang, a representative from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunei Darussalam in an interview.
According to Albert, “They wanted to go back to Taiwan to be with their family members following the horrific incident. I hope they can recover from the trauma of the incident.”
The 21-year-old teacher was allegedly raped while her roommate was tied up in the hostel at around 1.25am. The suspect reportedly used a knife to threaten the victims. Two laptops, three mobile phones, a camera and a tablet computer were reported missing.
The representative from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office said, “We have been with the victims to comfort them since the incident. Both are school mates who stayed together in the hostel of the school where they were attached.”
He added, “If the Royal Brunei Police Force need to call the victims for further information in regard to the case, we will always assist.”
Albert also hoped that the Royal Brunei Police Force would find the perpetrator and bring him to justice.
The Royal Brunei Police Force is currently investigating the case and is seeking the public’s assistance to provide any information, which could help the investigation, to the Tutong Police Station by contacting 2441406 or hotline 993.