A taxi driver has been reported to police for allegedly trying to sexually assault a girl inside the cab.
Police Lance Corporal Abdul Majeed Moosa told Minivan News that the incident occurred in Male’ inside a taxi yesterday.
”No person was so far arrested in connection with the case,” he said. ”We are now investigating the case.”
Local media has reported that the girl was 20 years-old and had called the taxi dispatch to send a taxi to take her home during her break at noon yesterday.
Instead the cab driver allegedly took her to a pickup parking lot near the Customs Office in Maafannu and attempted to take advantage of her, according to local medias, tearing her dress in an attempt to remove her clothes.
Media reported that the girl cried out and tried to knock on the car windows during the attempted rape, but the car had darkly tinted windows.
Then the driver took to Chandanee Magu, where she escaped and ran home.
The driver had tried to hold her inside the taxi by covering her mouth using his hands, however the girl attacked him with a pin, local media reported.