2 Bangladeshis charged for allegedly bringing woman to Pioneer Road and raping her

Two men have been charged in court over the suspected rape of a woman in Tuas.

According to The Straits Times, the two Bangladeshis - Ahmed Rayhan, 30, and Alam Foysal, 36 - appeared in court via video link on Thursday (March 10).

The victim cannot be named due to a gag order to protect her identity.

The police said received a call for assistance on Tuesday morning at around 7.25am, that a 32-year-old woman had been found injured but conscious along Pioneer Road.

They added: "When police officers arrived at the scene, she was observed to have suffered multiple injuries on her head and body. She was conveyed conscious to the hospital.

"Upon medical examination, her injuries suggested that she might have been sexually assaulted.

"Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department, Police Intelligence Department, Public Transport Security Command and Jurong Police Division immediately commenced investigations into a suspected case of rape."

Through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras and CCTVs, the two suspects were identified and arrested on the same day within 12 hours of the report being lodged.

Preliminary investigations revealed that both men are not known to the woman. They had allegedly brought the victim to Pioneer Road and assaulted her.

The police said they take all reports of sexual assault seriously and will spare no effort to bring the perpetrators to justice.

"Members of the public are advised to report cases of sexual assault to the police so that offenders can be dealt with firmly and in accordance with the law to prevent them from causing further harm to other persons," they added.

On Thursday, the court heard that the two Bangladeshis will be remanded at the Central Police Division. Their cases have been adjourned to March 17.

If convicted of rape, the two men can be jailed for up to 20 years and fined or caned.

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