Police have arrested two people in Raa atoll Maduvvaree on charges of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old child, Ungoofaaru Police Station has said.
A Police Officer from the Raa atoll Ungoofaaru Police Station said on Wednesday that they were currently investigating the case and details could not be given about the case at the moment.
According to a close friend of the victim’s family the assault had taken place Tuesday night while the child had been sleeping.
“They had planned the attack after spying on the child for a long time,” the family friend said. “They waited until the father had left for the Health Centre to go see his wife who had given birth. I doubt that they were trying to molest or have a sexual relationship with the child; the purpose of the attack seemed to be to hurt the child.”
A doctor that had examined the victim said that the child had suffered severe injuries to the sexual organs due to the attack and that the victim’s family had immediately reported the attack to the Island Office.
Abdul Hameed, the Island Chief of Maduvvari, said that he did not want to make any comments or reveal any information about the case to the media.
“If I give information to the media, the situation in the island could become unstable,” he said. “We don’t want to divulge any information to the media.”
Here we see a disturbing picture of the island chief trying to hide the facts just to “stabilise the situation in the island.” This is one vital thing we cannot accept and are fighting for. Let the people hear what has happend! Open up the facts! Hiding the facts and trying to keep the people “calm” is the traditional trick the government has been so far playing. Let’s put our words together and help the child save his/her DAMN LIFE.