Police arrest 1 in connection with pharmacy sexual assault case

A woman holds up a sign urging people to report sexual offenses in anti-rape protest held in Male' City in January, 2020. (Sun Photo/Ahmed Awshan Ilyas)

Police have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a customer inside a pharmacy in Male’ City.

The case was reported last night. Police said that the individual suspected in the case was a 50-year old man, but refrained from disclosing the nationality of the individual.

The Criminal Court remanded the individual to ten days in custody as police investigate the case.

The family of the victim had earlier spoken with Sun. Family members said that the perpetrator was an Indian national working in a pharmacy of Male’ City. Some family members are reported to have even attacked the man after the incident.

“We lodged a complaint with police last night. The statement was collected three hours later. Police said that if there weren’t any CCTVs in the pharmacy or nearby, the case could not be won.” Said a family member.