Indian arrested over sexual abuse of minor

Protests held against child and sexual abuse in Male' City on July 3, 2020. (Sun Photo/Muzayyin Nazim)

Maldives Police Service has arrested an Indian national over allegedly sexually abusing a minor.

Media official for Police stated to Sun that they received reports of sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy on July 11. 

The official went on to state that a 52-year-old Indian man was arrested on July 12 in connection to this case. The man was taken to court on the same day to make a decision on his remand period. 

The court has ordered for the man to be kept under custody until the end of trial. 

Police stated that the matter was under further investigation and that they are giving utmost seriousness, especially considering that a minor is involved.