Malaysian athletes charged with rape

Kuala Lumpur: Three young Malaysian handball players were charged on Thursday for allegedly raping a team official during the recent national games.

The players, aged 18 to 19, pleaded not guilty to the charge of raping the 20-year-old woman in an athletes` dormitory room on July 4 during the 2013 Malaysia Games.

The games involve the country`s top athletes under 21 years old. They face up to 20 years behind bars and whipping if convicted.

Local media reported that the victim had a drink with the suspects before the incident.

IANS

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