Minor sexually abused in Southern Maldives

Anti-rape rally in Malé | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police have started investigating a sexual assault case of a minor in the Southern Division of Maldives.

According to the Police, the case was filed in the Southern Division covering Addu City and Fuvahmulah City yesterday of a 16 year old being sexually abused. Some local media allege that the perpetrator is a police officer.

Police state that they are investigating the case at this time.

Earlier this year, Police confirmed that on March 11, a case was filed of an underage schoolgirl who was drugged and raped by multiple men in the northern region of Maldives. Similarly, a police officer was accused in that case.

Protests took place in front of the northern island Police Station at the time, with the police had arresting 10 protestors after pepper spraying the crowd. The local islander took to the street in protest the next day following this, holding signs against rape and asking for justice.