Abuse of 10-year-old stepchild in northern island surfaces

Protesters hold an anti-rape rally in Male' City on June 29, 2020. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

The abuse of a 10-year-old stepchild in a northern island of Maldives has surfaced.

Maldives Police Service said that the case was reported to them from an island in the north division, to include Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu and Shaviyani Atoll.

They further detailed that the case pertains to the gross negligence of a 10-year-old boy.

Police said that they were investigating the case further. However, no arrest has been made yet regarding the case.

Police also stressed that cases pertaining to violence against children are investigated as serious matters by them.