Sabah student, 15, allegedly gang-raped by boys she met on WeChat

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped at an abandoned house in Sabah by a group of five boys whom she had met on social messaging application WeChat.

The alleged rape took place in the Malaysian town of Manggatal at around 3pm on June 14.

According to The Star, the victim lodged a report on July 26, though it is unknown why she did so more than a month after the incident.

Less than 24 hours later, the five suspects aged 13 to 18 were arrested. They have been remanded until Aug 3.

According to Kota Kinabalu police chief Asst Comm M. Chandra, the girl said that when she met the boys, they invited her to go for a walk to an abandoned house and she followed them.

"Later, she told them that she did not want to continue but the boys allegedly forced her to follow, saying that they only wanted to talk and would send her home after that," he added.

Upon reaching the abandoned house, the suspects and the girl chatted for several minutes.

The victim was then "made to lie down before the suspects took turns to rape her".

Investigations are ongoing.