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Girl aged 15 raped in capital Male

Shahudha Mohamed
10 July 2019, MVT 10:12
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Shahudha Mohamed
10 July 2019, MVT 10:12

Maldives Police Service launched investigations into a case concerning the rape of a 15-year-old girl that took place late last Saturday in capital Male'.

Police reported that two men aged 17 and 22 were arrested in relation to the case.

Criminal Court remanded the 22-old-male for a period of 10 days, while the minor was remanded for 15 days.

Local media Mihaaru reported that the girl was raped in the 22-year-old's residence and was accompanied there by the 17-year-old. The two are accused of actively taking part in the heinous crime.

Reports of sexual assault and abuse involving minors have recently been on the rise.

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