A factory worker today pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court in Butterworth to raping and robbing a 20-year-old college student in February last year.
Anuar Shaiful Rizuan Rozali, 31, made the plea after the charges were read out to him before Judge Norhayati Mohamad Yunus.
On the first count, the accused was charged with raping the student at the Sungai Lembu Chinese Cemetery, Bukit Mertajam here at 4pm on Feb 8, 2018.
On the second count, the accused allegedly robbed the victim at the same place, time and date.
Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Kamaliza Md Zain did not offer bail as the offences were serious but the accused, who was unrepresented, appealed to the court.
Judge Norhayati Mohamad Yunus then granted bail of RM20,000 with one surety for both charges and set March 18 for case mention.