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A woman who was raped, punched and burgled by a man still lives in fear after the incident.
According to The Straits Times, Muhammad Sutarno Nasir, 30 entered a flat by climbing a pole that was connected to the ground and entering via a window.
He ransacked the living room before heading into the bedroom where he decided to rape a woman who was sleeping there.
The man tried to strangle the victim, then 27, and repeatedly punched her in the face when she shouted and struggled.
Fearing for her life, the woman, who lived with her 75-year-old grandmother, pretended to pass out while he raped her.
On Nov 20, Nasir was sentenced to 21 years' jail and 18 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to one count each of aggravated rape and housebreaking.
Since that fateful day, the victim sleeps with the light on and wakes up often to check for intruders. She also keeps a pair of scissors beside her to defend herself.
She suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and blames herself for moving into a separate bedroom from her grandmother.
Her fiance also broke up with her shortly after the incident, further reinforcing her thoughts that she is "unworthy of others".