A six year old boy of Kaafu atoll Gulhi island, who was being physically abused, has been taken under state protection.
Ministry of Gender and Family's Senior Policy Executive Aminath Hussain Shareef confirmed the matter, stating that a boy was taken under state protection late Tuesday. She did not elaborate as the case is under investigation.
Mihaaru understands that the boy's family is suspected of abusing him.
A resident of Gulhi reported that the boy’s ears, arms and legs appear to be carrying burn marks.
No further details have been disclosed on the case.