Handicapped woman raped in Bodufolhudhoo

Anti-rape protest in front of Gender Ministry headquarters on June 29, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A case involving the alleged sexual abuse and rape of a handicapped woman has surfaced from the island of A.A. Bodufolhudhoo. 

Police received reports of the incident last night. A media official of police said to Sun that the incident involved a handicapped woman who was raped and filmed by the alleged perpetrators.

The woman was taken to the shipyard area of the island where the two alleged perpetrators raped her. 

Two locals aged 28 and 23 were arrested in connection with the incident under a court order, said the police.

No further details regarding the matter are available except the confirmation of the incident by the Bodufolhudhoo Council.