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The trial for an alleged case of rape in MacRitchie Reservoir began with the plaintiff claiming that the accused dragged her 14m into the forest before raping her.
After the ordeal, she called her boyfriend, her voice trembling and told him, ‘I was almost killed’, reports Shin Min Daily News via Lianhe Zaobao.
According to Shin Min Daily News, the accused, a 24-year-old Bangladeshi construction worker had allegedly brandished a knife and threatened the victim, a 39-year-old white-collar female worker from China.
The incident happened at Lornie Lane, located in MacRitchie Reservoir on Feb 8, 2015, between 1.45pm to 3.37pm.
He then reportedly raped her and forced her to give him oral sex.
Police officers found a used tissue at the scene, 14m away from the main path.
The court summoned the plaintiff’s husband and then-boyfriend to testify in court.
The plaintiff’s husband said that he had received a call from his wife on the day of the incident and rushed down to a cafe at MacRitchie Reservoir to meet her.
He described the plaintiff to be in shock, checking her surroundings the whole time, and even told him that she ‘was almost killed’.