Body of murdered 13yr old still not sent for postmortem

Police during a drill in the capital city, Malé | Photo: Vnews

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police Service has informed that the body of the  murdered 13 year old found in the Hulhumalé lagoon has still not been sent to India for postmortem.

Late June, Police announced that preparations were being made to transport the body of the child for postmortem, however, Police informed local media outlet “Adhadhu” today that the body has not been sent yet, but a date for the transportation will be announced today.

The body of the 13 year old boy was found at 02:38 on June 22, 2021, following a 48-hour search. The body was found inside a box that had been thrown in the sea of Hulhumalé Phase 2. The case is being investigated by the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights and Gender, keeping the details classified.

Police inform 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. 

The suspects are charged with 4 criminal offences including sexual abuse of the minor. Other charges include murder and rape. The adult suspect is remanded until the end of trial while the juvenile was remanded for only 15 days by the Criminal Court of Maldives.