Maldives Police Service, on Friday, stated that a case of sexual assault involving a 6-year-old and an 8-year-old in the reclaimed suburb of Hulumale was currently under investigation.
According to a police spokesperson, a report of a man sexually assaulting two young boys was filed at 0100 hrs.
A gender ministry official also spoke concerning the case, guaranteeing that steps had been taken to ensure the safety of the two children involved. The official stated that the ministry was collaborating on the case with the police.
Reportedly, the two children were taken to the Hulhumale Hospital for treatment
A case regarding the sexual abuse of a 9-year-old also surfaced recently. While the girl's brothers, aged 13 and 16 were allegedly involved in the abuse, the Police arrested a 71-year-old man regarding the case.