Police are investigating a case where two older siblings sexually harassed their younger sibling in the atoll of GDh.
Both police and the gender ministry have both confirmed that they are indeed investigating such a case.
According to police, they received reports of a 9-year-old being sexually abused on May 10, approximately at 10:40 p.m. The report was made from an island within GDh.
Upon further investigation, it is suspected that it was the older siblings (aged 13 and 16) who committed this crime.
Police also stated that they are working together with Family and Child Services (FMC) to investigate the case.
According to the police, cases of children being abused are taken as critically serious cases. Gender ministry is following up on the case closely. While the relevant authorities are investigating the case, the abused minor has now been transferred to a safe environment.