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3 arrested in connection to rape of 16-year-old girl

Ahmed Aiham
02 August 2018, MVT 10:06
Poster advocating against rape. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES
Ahmed Aiham
02 August 2018, MVT 10:06

In connection to two boys raping a girl last week, three individuals have been arrested.

Reportedly, the first suspect was arrested a few days after the event had occurred with two more suspects arrested this Monday, following the investigative efforts of the police. The three sex-offenders were presented to the court and remanded for 15 days.

The family had stated that the girl, around 8:00 pm one night during her college break, accompanied by her friend had made their way to the Sinamale flats upon which they were assaulted by a group of assailants.

“The group came out of the flats, assaulted and immobilized the boy; they then dragged the girl into the flat. The whole time her friend kept apologizing to her."

The family has accused the incident of having been planned and executed, an assumption based on the boy’s actions or lack thereof in his attempt to rescue the girl or bringing the crime to light.

The family found out after she made the trek back to her home in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale.