A 12-year-old girl reported missing last week in capital Male has been found two months pregnant.
The girl was found severely dehydrated and taken to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH). Her family, however, took her home in spite of IGMH staff requests that she stay at the medical facility, reports Haveeru.
No information has been released regarding the girl’s disappearance or her pregnancy.
The case is expected to fall under the remit of the Health Ministry’s Gender Department.