Police order postmortem for deceased 13-year old

Police officers seen during an operation conducted as part of the Commission on Investigation of Murders and Enforced Disappearances investigation of the missing journalist Ahmed Rizwan in September 2019 | Photo: Hussain Waheed

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police Service, on Tuesday, confirmed that a postmortem procedure would be conducted on the body of the 13-year-old found dead in the morning.

Authorities have revealed that the deceased body was uncovered in Hulhumalé.

The child’s family had 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 body was located at approximately 0238 hours. Further sources have alleged that the body was brought in from the lagoon.

Police also stated that two arrests were made in connection to the murder and kidnapping. At present, the suspects are another minor aged 17 and an adult aged 27.

Since, local media ‘Mihaaru’ has reported that the two individuals were known to be friends with the young victim.

Authorities have assured that the matter is currently being investigated as a serious matter.