Man arrested in Thoddoo for child abuse, assault of police officers

A. A Thoddoo. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A man has been arrested from AA. Thoddoo for violence against his child, and assault of police officers.

Police identified the man as a 37-year-old Maldivian.

They detailed a report was made in the early hours of Thursday, at approximately 2:00am, regarding a man refusing to leave home when asked to in line with a court-issued emergency order of protection for a woman regarding a domestic violence case – and also exercising violence against a child.

A local who spoke to Sun from Thoddoo said that the man had attacked his son, who was a minor.

“The couple and their two children reside at that house,” the local had said.

The local detailed that the man was from Addu City, married to a Thoddoo woman.

Police said that when officers attended the home upon the report, the man had assaulted the officers and threatened them.

One officer sustained injuries in the incident.

The case is under further investigation by the police.