An 18-year-old woman was raped by three men, aged between 24 to 28, on a beach on Gaafu Dhaalu atoll Vaadhoo on Friday, according to police.
The victim went missing at 3pm and at nightfall, when her family went to look for her, they found her on a beach, according to her mother. Speaking to Minivan News, the woman said she was called by her boyfriend who asked her to meet him, but when she arrived, he, along with two other men, raped her.
She added she had never met her boyfriend before and they had only spoken over the phone. A friend of the family, Mohamed Hussein, said she was raped once at 4pm and then again at 6pm before she was found by her family at 9.30pm.
At 10pm, the girl’s father went to the island office where they called the police and the three men were arrested, said Island Chief Mohamed Ibrahim.
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