Police forward abuse case under pretext of Rugyah to PG

Photo shows a march by citizens against child and sexual abuse in Male' city held on January 24, 2020. (Sun Photo/Ahmed Awshan Ilyas)

Police have requested the Prosecutor General’s Office to bring charges against two individuals accused of sexual and physical abuse and kidnapping of a mother and her daughters.

The two men accused are the husband of the woman and another man who was brought to perform Rugyah on the family. The two men kidnapped the woman and her daughters, sexually and physically abused the family for a prolonged period of time. 

The two men are aged 39 and 24, both are Maldivians. The 39-year-old was arrested on November 25 while the other man was arrested the next day. 

Police have confirmed that the case had been forwarded to the PG for charges to be brought forward. 

It is reported that the two men abused the woman and her children under the pretext of curing the woman from an evil demon.