(The Straits Times) – JAKARTA – A MEDICAL examination of a teenage US-Indonesian model who claimed she was raped and tortured by her Malaysian prince husband confirmed that she had been physically abused, a forensic expert said on Tuesday.
Ms Manohara Odelia Pinot, 17, last week told reporters she was treated like a sex slave after her marriage last year to Tengku Temenggong Mohammad Fakhry, the prince of Malaysia’s Kelantan state.
She escaped the prince’s guards at a Singapore hotel and returned to her family in Indonesia with tales of abuse, rape and torture at the hands of the 31-year-old prince.
‘There are slash wounds on many parts of her body, especially on her chest. Some are still fresh,’ forensic doctor Mun’im Idries told AFP. ‘We are still examining her blood and urine samples because she said she had been given jabs,’ he said adding that he also found an injection mark on her back.
Ms Manohara – a well-known socialite in Jakarta – claimed to have been cut with a razor and injected with drugs which made her vomit blood while being held under guard in her bedroom at the palace.
She said after the examination on Tuesday that the prince would have sexual intercourse after injecting her with an unidentified substance.
With the help of Singapore police, the former model escaped home to Jakarta while visiting her father-in-law, Sultan Ismail Petra Shah II who was being treated at a Singapore hospital.
‘The medical examination has been completed and the result confirmed that there is physical abuse all over her body. Her story has proven to be true,’ one of her lawyers Farhat Abbas told AFP.
He said his client on Tuesday formally lodged a written report on the alleged abuse with the Indonesian police. Besides the prince, she had named six other people including the sultan and his wife as accomplices.
‘We have received the report today,’ national police spokesman Abubakar Nataprawira told AFP. ‘Indonesian police is not able to investigate the case as the alleged abuse took place in Malaysia which is out of our jurisdiction. But we will assist in reporting the case to Malaysian police,’ he added.