Doctor arrested for abusing child

An aerial shot of Hulhumale' taken on February 2, 2019. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

A doctor has been arrested in the suburb of Hulhumale’ for allegedly abusing a small child.

The boy had been receiving speech therapy from the doctor and was aged six, according to Police who also added that the reports of the doctor harming the child by gripping the child’s ears were received around 22:56 last night.

The incident happened on March 11, and the doctor arrested was an Indian national aged 34.

The doctor had been administering speech therapy to the child in the child’s home as a private practice. Police also received video footage of the doctor abusing the child. He was arrested under a court order.

Police are further investigating the matter.