Police quash rumour of 18-year-old female victim gang-raped by police officers at Tsuen Wan Police Station

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9th November 2019 – (Hong Kong) A female protester was rumoured to be gang-raped by police officers during detention. She was alleged to have undergone abortion at Queen Elizabeth Hospital recently. Police confirmed receipt of a legal letter on 22nd October from the victim’s lawyer who alleged that his client was raped by police officers at Tsuen Wan Police Station on 27th September.

Due to the severity of the allegation, the case was being followed by New Territories South District Police (DCS). As of today, the allegation of the victim was inconsistent with the investigation results. According to sources, the 18-year-old female victim has a track record of mental illness. She attempted to commit suicide in July this year and investigation revealed that she was not detained at Tsuen Wan Police Station on 27th September.

Meanwhile, Hospital Authority responded that they would not comment on the online rumour and reiterated the importance of protecting the privacy of patients. Public were reminded not to gather at the vicinity of hospital area to disrupt operations.