Cabby molests and abandons teen

Cabby molests and abandons teen
Thursday March 23, 2006

PENANG: A 16-year-old schoolgirl was sexually molested and abandoned at a bus stand in Weld Quay here after a taxi driver knocked her out with chloroform.

The Form Four student, who goes to school in Balik Pulau, was late for school and decided to take a taxi at the Sungai Nibong bus terminal at 6.20am on Tuesday.

She sat next to the taxi driver who stopped by the side of the road on the pretext of lighting a cigarette.

He suddenly pulled out a handkerchief and placed it over her mouth.

She became unconscious after that and woke up at a bus stand with a sharp pain in her private parts.

She was taken to the Patani Road police station to make a report.

State Deputy CID chief Supt Razali Basri said the girl was sent to the Penang Hospital, where a check-up showed that she had been molested.