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A 22-year-old man went to the apartment of a woman he met on WeChat, after being invited there for sex on Sunday, but ended up being assaulted, extorted and robbed instead. (NST file pix)

KAJANG: A 22-year-old man went to the apartment of a woman he met on WeChat, after being invited there for sex on Sunday, but ended up being assaulted, extorted and robbed instead.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussoff said the man had met with the woman at the Vina Residency apartment in Jalan Seri Taming.

He said, after taking him to a room, the woman, who is in her 20s, asked the man to take a shower first, then left the room.

However, several minutes later, there was a knock on the room door.

“When the victim opened the door, five or six men rushed in and grabbed hold of him. They accused him of raping the woman, who also made the same claims,” said Dzaffir.

He said the men told the victim to pay them RM40,000, then stripped him of his clothes, all the while recording a video and pictures of him naked.

“They threatened to spread the video and pictures of him naked if he did not pay the RM40,000,” he said, adding that the victim was punched, slapped, kicked and beaten with a stick as well.

Dzaffir said police received a report from a friend of the victim the same day saying that he had received a video and picture of the victim on WeChat, sent from the victim’s own phone.

The picture was of the victim, tied up, naked and being strangled by one of the perpetrators, while the video showed the victim being beaten up.

However, the friend later told police that the victim had been released without any money being paid.

Dzaffir said the victim sustained minor injuries but lost an estimated RM8,000 in cash and valuables which the men had taken from him.

“A district Criminal Investigation Department team later arrested five people, including a woman, aged between 20 and 25, in Bandar Kinrara this morning. Two of the suspects tested positive for drug abuse but none had any previous criminal record,” he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code for causing hurt while committing a robbery.

keywords: WeChat, sex, stripped, naked, robbed, beaten, extorted, strangled, Kajang, police, Assistant Commissioner Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussoff

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