Gender: Police asked to monitor Jamin prior to death

Gender Minister Aishath Mohamed Didi during a National Emergency Operations Center press briefing on April 5, 2020. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Police had been requested to monitor the movements of Jamin Abdul Kareem, a young man found dead in the lagoon of GA. Kanduhulhudhoo, according to Gender Ministry.

Jamin, 24, was reported missing after he left home at around 04:25 am on Friday. He was later found dead in the island’s lagoon with his motorbike.

Kudahuvadhoo Council’s vice president Ibrahim Hussain told Sun in a previous interview that Jamin suffered from mental illness. He said that the council asked Gender Ministry to take him into custody at the request of the family five months back.

He said that the council did not receive a positive response from Gender Ministry.

An official from Gender Ministry told Sun on Sunday that Jamin was taken to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) in March last year, where he received hospitalized treatment from the Center for Mental Health Department.

Jamin was moved back to Kanduhulhudhoo as per the family’s wishes after his condition improved. However, his condition deteriorated again.

Gender Ministry said that they arranged consultations as proposed by the family, and held a meeting with the council and police.

Gender Ministry said they found concerning issues during their last monitoring session with Jamin, and alerted the police and asked them to monitor him on Thursday night.

The case is under investigation by the police.