A man in his 50's was arrested for molesting his friend's seven-year-old daughter near a house here last Tuesday. FILE PIC

KUALA TERENGGANU: A man in his 50's was arrested for molesting his friend's seven-year-old daughter near a house here last Tuesday.

The suspect was picked up at his house soon after the victim's father lodged a report about the incident at the Kuala Terengganu police station.

According to a source, the victim who suffered pain in her private part told her father about the incident on Friday at 4.30pm.

"The victim claimed the suspect has approached her while she was playing alone near her house on Tuesday, forced her to remove her long pants and fondled her private part aggressively," he said.

The source said the suspect also warned the victim not to tell anyone about the incident.

"After she told her father he took her to Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital for a check and treatment," he added.

Meanwhile, Kuala Terengganu police chief Assistant Commissioner Idris Abd Rafar who confirmed the arrest said the case was being investigated.

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