Police sends body of murdered 13 year old to India for postmortem

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Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police Service on Monday, sent the body was of the 13 year old who was found dead on June 22.

A media official from Maldives Police Service saod that the postmortem will be done at the medical college in Trivandrum. 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.