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Criminal past of dead baby's mother revealed


A mother accused of beating her eight-month-old baby boy to death had a long history of criminal activity, according to both police and the prosecutor general’s office.

Nooruzaadha Ali, 28, from Addu atoll Hithadhoo, was arrested twice in 2002, once for sexual misconduct and the second time for prostitution, said Deputy Prosecutor General Hussein Shameem. She was sentenced to eight months house arrest for the first offence, which she breached, and six months imprisonment for the second. The same year, she was put under house arrest for disobedience of order, which she violated and was fined Rf150 (US$12).

In 2006, she was arrested on the same charge and was ordered to spend two months in jail. In 2004, Nooruzaadha was handed a six-year sentence for possession of drugs and in 2005 and 2007, she was given two 12-year sentences on each occasion for drug possession.

Adding to her litany of offences, Police Sergeant Ahmed Shiyam said Nooruzaadha had been arrested in 2004 for mugging someone and twice in 2005 for drug possession and dealing.

The eight-month-old baby died in the intensive care unit of Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital a week ago. The baby had severe head and neck injuries, scratches all over and showed signs of having been sexually abused, according to police.

Three people, including Nooruzaadha and her boyfriend, Mohamed Waheed, 46, from Male’ had been arrested. The third man is currently under investigation and has not yet been named.

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Posted by on June 19, 2009 in Deaths, Media Reports, Risks for Children

 

Three Year Old Dead in Bandidhoo


A small child is reported to have died by falling into an open pit. Maldives Police Service is reported to have said that the girl was found dead in an open pit prepared for the intallation of a tube well, around 12.15 pm, on Thursady, the first day of Ramadan.

Dead: Dhunya Moosa, Rihivelige, Bandidhoo, 3 years

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Posted by on September 13, 2007 in Deaths

 

A thirteen year old is drowned to death


Haveeru Online reported that a 13 year old boy has drowned to death August 31, 2007. Several children have drowned in the past few months. The boy is from Huvarafushi in Haa Alifu Atoll. He did not know how to swim. The government announced a program to teach all children to swim, following the death of a CHSE student by drowning. Haveeru has reported that so far seven Maldivians have died by drowning this year.

In most cases, death of children by drowning can be attributed to neglect of children. Therefore, it can be considered to be a case of child abuse, in such instances.

We do not have an education program for parents which include awareness on the neglect of children.

Dead: Nasrullah Ahmed, Nedhunge, Haa Alifu Huvarafushi, 13 years

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2007 in Deaths

 
 
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