Three arrests made in connection to sexual assault of young woman in Villingili

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

Three people have been arrested in connection to the sexual assault of a 22-year-old woman at Villingili in Gaafu Alifu Atoll.

Police identified the suspects arrested as three men; a 20-year-old, a 24-year-old and a 30-year-old. They were all arrested under a court order last night.

Police have not disclosed any further details regarding the case.

They announced the probe into the sexual assault on June 29th.

Police are also investigating the attempted rape of an expatriate nurse in Thimarafushi in Thaa Atoll on July 18th