Man accused of molesting stepchild injured in mob attack

Aerial view of Hulhumale'. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A man suspected of molesting his stepchild has been attacked by a mob of angry locals. 

Sun has been informed the sexual abuse of the child came to light last week. 

Police confirm a case involving the sexual abuse of a child in the hands of a person who holds a position of authority over the victim was reported to the authorities on September 9. 

The suspect, however, was not arrested. 

The man was attacked by a mob of angry locals in suburban Hulhumale’ last Sunday night. 

Police confirm a mob attack took place in Hulhumale’ on Sunday night, and identified the victim as a 41-year-old Maldivian male. 

He was taken to the Hulhumale’ Hospital.