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Police investigate sexual abuse of minor in northern island

Shahudha Mohamed
24 November 2020, MVT 20:43
Poster of a child raising a hand in defence, to illustrate the topic of child abuse. PHOTO/FREEPIK
Shahudha Mohamed
24 November 2020, MVT 20:43

Maldives Police Service, on Monday, launched investigations into the sexual abuse of a minor in a northern island of Maldives.

A police spokesperson confirmed that the case was reported to the Upper North Police Division but did not disclose further details since the incident involves a child.

However, local media Mihaaru reported that a group of perpetrators, including residents and visitors to the island, ganged up in threatening and sexually abusing the child.

Although police have yet to make any arrests or reveal further information on the case, authorities assured that the matter was currently under investigation.

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