Police have asked the public for assistance in locating a father who took his 5-year-old daughter from her mother after saying he was going to a nearby shop.
In a statement the police said that the Kulhudhufushi Magistrate Court had ordered the police to take the child from her father and to give her back to her mother as soon as possible.
The police identified the father as Hussain Thahseen of Filladhoo in Haa Alifu Atoll.
Kulhidhufushi Magistrate Court has said that it was unacceptable to victimise the child in an issue related to her father and mother.
The court also noted that Thahseen has a previous criminal record which includes drugs and crimes related to large amounts of money.