Manohara Odelia Pinot: Tortured by Malaysian Prince Husband
A medical examination today confirmed that 17-year-old Manohara Odelia Pinot had been raped, tortured, and in other ways physically abused by her husband, 31-year-old Malaysian prince Tengku Temenggong Mohammad Fakhry.
'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.
Pinot revealed to reporters last week that she had been made Fakhry's sex slave after their marriage in 2008. She escaped from a hotel in Singapore and returned home to Indonesia, with the help of the Singapore police.
'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.
Manohara and her family accuse the Malaysian and Indonesian governments of covering up, lying about, and neglecting the abuse she was suffering at the hands of the prince.
Her mother, Daisy Fajarina, said she would press charges against the 31-year-old prince, and blamed the Malaysian and Indonesian governments for trying to cover up the alleged abuse.
"The things I've been afraid of were revealed to be true. Manohara has suffered physical abuse. She's got several razor cuts on her chest," Fajarina told AFP on Monday.
"No parent could be silent if their child was treated in such a barbaric way."
The Malaysian government had ignored her pleas for access to her daughter and had blocked her from entering the country, she said, while the Indonesian embassy had said that Manohara was fine with her new husband.