A police officer was arrested in Hulhumalé around 12:45pm today for assaulting his wife.
Police said the 35-year-old man was arrested at the “crime scene” and the victim has sought treatment at the Hulhumalé hospital.
The Hulhumalé police station and the police family and child protection department are jointly investigating the domestic violence case.
According to online news outlet Vaguthu, the police officer beat his wife in the presence of his mother-in-law.
A Ministry of Gender and Family study – the first comprehensive nationwide survey of domestic violence in the Maldives – showed that one in every three women between the ages of 15-49 has been a victim of domestic violence.