Ghaazee School teacher remanded for five days

Hulhumale' Magistrate Court. (Sun photo)

A local teacher working at Ghaazee School in Hulhumale who was arrested under allegations of sexually abusing a student has been remanded for five days.

According to Maldives Police Service, the 29-year-old man was remanded by Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court on Wednesday.

The teacher was arrested on August 22, after a mob attacked him.

He was attacked near phase two apartments in Hulhumale’, and a video of people attacking him have been circulating on social media.

In the video, a person was heard yelling that he must have abused all the students in grade four. To this, the teacher is heard responding no and adding that he had only abused one student.

Based on the conversation heard from the video, the teacher had initiated giving tuition to students in grade four. On the second day of tuition, he had allegedly shown explicit videos to the students.

The teacher had allegedly abused a male student in grade four.

Moreover, in the video, the crowd was seen beating him up, and he was seen crying due to it.

Police had previously stated that the case was initially reported to the authority on August 15.

It seems as if the people attacked the man after no action was taken by authorities since reporting.

Police had on previous occasions also advised against the public taking the law into their own hands.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education said that they received reports of this case on August 17. The teacher was suspended on the day itself, and the case was reported to Police as well, added the ministry.