BREAKING: 13 year old kidnapped and murdered

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Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police Service (MPS) confirmed early Tuesday morning that the deceased body of a 13-year-old male child was found in Hulhumalé.

The child’s family filed a report over the child’s kidnapping with the Police on June 20, 2021.

According to Maldives Police Service, following a 48-hour search, the boy was discovered dead at approximately 0238 hours this morning. Sources have revealed that the body was brought in from the lagoon.

Police also revealed the arrest of another minor aged 17, along with an adult aged 27, in connection to the murder and kidnapping. Local media Mihaaru has alleged that the two individuals were known to be friends with the young victim.

Authorities have assured that the matter is being investigated as a serious case. As yet, no further details have been released to the public.