Body of murdered 13yr old to be sent for postmortem today

Ambulance in Malé city | Photo: HPA

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police Service has decided to send the body of the 13 year old who was found dead, for postmortem.

Police said that the body will be sent to India today, for the postmortem. The murder victim was first reported to be sent to India during the week of June 27.

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 has remanded until the end of trial while the juvenile was remanded for only 15 days by the Criminal Court of Maldives.