Body of Madifushi’s former island chief discovered in island’s lagoon

Islanders on Madifushi in Thaa Atoll discovered the body of the former island chief Mohamed Rahaa in the island’s lagoon.

A member of the island council told local newspapers the body was discovered at 1:00pm this afternoon.

The council member told the paper that Rahaa was more than 65 years old, and that his body was found naked.

He said Rahaa’s family has advised the council that it was the deceased’s practice to go to the sea every afternoon to take a bath before attending prayers.