18-year-old infanticide suspect arrested

An 18-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of infanticide in Noonu Atoll Velidhoo Island on Sunday.

According to the Maldives Police Services, the baby was buried soon after birth, but a search for the baby has not yielded any results yet.

The police said they are not yet clear on when the 18-year-old had given birth or when she had buried the baby.