(Stock image for illustration purposes) the suspect, who was in the back passenger seat, took out a knife and threatened her as the car approached the dimly lit area. NSTP/AIZUDDIN SAAD

PUCHONG: A female Grab driver was allegedly sexually assaulted by a male passenger at knifepoint here this morning.

The alleged incident took place in a dimly lit area near the KOI Prima condominium in Taman Mas at about 5.36am.

Kuala Langat district police chief Superintendent Azizan Tukiman said the victim had picked up the passenger at a petrol station near the Awan Besar rest and recreational area.

He said the suspect, who was in the back passenger seat, took out a knife and threatened her as the car approached the dimly lit area.

“The suspect told the victim to keep quiet, covered her mouth and pointed his knife at her neck.

“The suspect then jumped to the front passenger seat before kissing her face and fondling her breasts,” he said when contacted today.

Azizan said the suspect was unzipping his pants when the victim put up a struggle and threw herself out of the moving Proton Saga.

At the time of the incident, a taxi was passing by and the suspect fled when the victim started crying for help.

“Following the incident, the victim lodged a report at the Putra Perdana police station at 7.15am today,” he said, adding that a manhunt had been launched for the suspect, who is believed to be in his 20s.

The case is being investigated under Section 354 of the Penal Code for assault with intent to outrage the modesty of a woman, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 10 years, or a fine, or caning.

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