Man arrested on suspicions of raping a woman in Hulhumale’

A street in Hulhumale'. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A man has been arrested under suspicions of raping a Maldivian woman in Hulhumale’.

The victim reported the rape to the Police on January 23. An arrest in connection to the case was made on last Tuesday.

The suspect has been identified as a 43-year-old man.

He is suspected of forcibly carrying out sexual acts with a Maldivian woman, and raping her.

Criminal Court has remanded the suspect in police custody for five days, yesterday.

Rape cases are often reported in the Maldives – with children, elderly and persons with disability being victimized.  This is the first rape case reported this year.