Angry mob hands over alleged child sexual offender to police in Kulhudhuffushi

Protestor at public forum against rape in 2020 | Photo: Mihaaru

Kulhudhuffushi City, Maldives – A man has been detained in Khudhuffushi City for child sexual abuse after an angry mob handed him over to the police.

The man was caught allegedly caught performing sexual acts with a minor. The locals accuse the 43 year old Maldivian male of grooming the girl.

He was taken into custody on the night of 9 May 2021.

While the case is being investigated by the police, some allegations have been made that the man in question is an MNDF officer.

MNDF has not released information regarding this matter. Videos of the angry mob circulated on the social media yesterday causing public outcry at the crime and allegations of the alleged criminal being a part of Maldives National Defence Force.