Police officer suspected of raping a minor has been suspended on Saturday.
A 34 year old police officer was arrested over rape accusations on Friday evening, after the people of Addu protested against continued inaction despite the officer being accused for a significant period of time. He was accused of raping a 16 year old girl, though it was said this had been going on since the girl was 14.
The court has issued an order for him to be kept under police custody until the investigation is over.
The arrested official was a Sub-Inspector of Police was suspended with no-pay.