A 30 year old man living in Thoddoo of Alifu Alifu atoll is reported to have broken into a room and sexually abused an 8 year old girl sleeping in the room. The police are investigating the matter and the man is under police arrest.
While he was abusing the child, she woke up and he dashed out of the room. The mother who was also sleeping in the same room woke up to the sound, and is said to have reported the matter to the Police. The incident occured at around 12.30pm after midnight on Saturday.