Expat nurse working in Gulhi raped

Police have arrested two men and a minor on suspicion of raping an Indian nurse working in the island of Gulhi in Kaafu Atoll.

Deputy Chair of the Gulhi Island Council, Abdulla Shiham, told Minivan News that the incident occurred last Friday night.

“That night a council member was phoned and informed about the incident at 12:30am in the morning,” he explained. “I myself went to the house where the nurse was staying and we reported it to the police right away. Police arrived the next morning because the weather was bad and no speedboat was available at the time.”

Police started their investigation the following morning, said Shiham, and arrested a 19 year-old, a 24 year-old and a minor.

“The nurse has worked for the island for almost five years and she has helped the islanders in many ways,” he continued. “We condemn this action with the strongest possible terms and we call on police and judiciary to give them the harshest penalty possible, even to the minor.”

Islanders were all frustrated and sad about the incident, the council chair said.

“When the doctor in the island health centre goes for vacation the nurse will not let us feel the absence of the doctor, she cares for the islanders very well, even if we asked she would open the health centre at midnight,” he added.

While the nurse wanted to come back to work for the island, Shiham said her husband did not want her to stay there any longer and she left the next day.

Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam confirmed the arrests were made and said the investigation was underway.


20 thoughts on “Expat nurse working in Gulhi raped”

  1. This is how Maldivians repay the foreigners who provides us a public service. How disgusting is this to know. Our society has no respect for anyone.

  2. This..atrocity is caused not because Maldivians don't impose Islamic sharia 'properly' That would make things worse..

    This was caused due to lack of legal consensual sex between adults in the Maldives.

    Maldives needs a few legal brothels or two.

  3. @Atheist

    quite evidently it isnt even that, 80% of Maldivians have sex outside marriage. This has issues rooted in different social problems such as abuse at a young age.

    The cycle continues, and it would unless intervention is taken at a humongous scale. I'm of a mind that Maldivians are inherently drawn to such and such. Not everyone mind you. But he majority.

    possible causes might be lowered IQ and emotional faculties of the brain, and possible causes for that might be stunted growth and malnutrition plus ironically the vicious cycle of abuse.

    It is a good question to debate on the legality of consensual sex outside marriage too.

  4. @Athiest;
    Actually allowing consensual sex makes the problem worse. more rapes happen in USA than in Maldives comparatively. It maybe what you want but not the best solution. So don't try to spread your propaganda here. Only fools believe in your kind of logic.

  5. Welcome to Anehdhivehiraahje, lead by MDP Junta and its cult leader Nasheed


  7. Those idiots who do this are dirty animals
    It is amazing that almost half of crime cases in Maldives is about child abuse and sexual abuse
    It is look like 100% maniacs collection in small country /How it is possible?
    just morality zero place/
    big shame for Maldives

  8. Implement the law vigorously! Whether the victim was a Maldivian or a foreigner it does not matter. It is a very embarassing situation for a small community like the Maldives. Sexual abuse and rape are the manifestation of deep-seated cultural norms that have been tolerated and are being tolerated for too long. The whole country should bear responsibility for such social problems, including the politicians, the police, the judiciary and we ourselves as individuals! Time for a change people!

  9. People of Maldives,

    I understand that you are mostly still not properly civilized but now you are bridging the gap between human and animals. It is not good.
    This nurse I know personally. she is such a nice soul. She always took care of patients in her range of work. Even all those bastards who raped her, she must have helped quite a few times in their short sinful life.
    Do you think that your country can carry the weight of your crimes? I am working here since last 2 years and I am seeing you all degrading in front of my eyes. Youth taking drugs and being free on roads to rob or steal or even rape.
    In your country rape is a minor issue but there are places where sexual abuse is not considered a pardonable crime at all. And how will you live without the expatriate specialist workforce on which your entire country depends so heavily?
    Give it a thought folks...before it is too late.

  10. @ DR. Pankaj
    We understand your outrage. WE are too outraged. We want exemplary punishment for the perpetrators of this crime and any such criminals. But the problem in our country is that the system is hijacked by a a group of ppl who cannot agree to dispense with the kind of justice we have in mind. What we have in mind is full islamic sharia under which criminals who raped would not see the light of another day. Do not get me wrong here. Islamic sharia is not only about chopping of heads or hands. Its a vast complete system of justice that is often misrepresented and portrayed wrongly by mainstream media. If the world ran according to islamic sharia much grief would be erased from the world.

  11. @ Dr Pankaj

    Your anguish is understandable. We Maldivians are ashamed that such a crime was committed on a helpless lady. I agree with what Badr said above. We should acknowledge that this problem exists and take appropriate measure for its eradication. All porn sites should immediately be banned for one. Secondly, emphasis should be given to sports in schools. After A level, all students should be made to work in hospitals, courts, jails and for disaster management.

  12. @Zeenat
    why stop at a half measure? After banning porn literature, we shall make it easy for people to get married. During the time of sahaba, marriage and divorce were easy things.

  13. This ladies life has been shattered.
    Bad news travels much further and faster than good news. Take foreign staff out of the Maldivian health system and watch the country crumble. I hope these disgusting creatures are punished by extreme ways, to set an example of rape and what will happen to you.

  14. Dear viewers,
    Its natural.why these so called nurses(female)preferred to take care of human wants and desires at nignt, when there exist plenty of other avenues to earn a livelihood ? The world is bussy,competing each other for self comfort, but nurses particularly female nurses bussy caring others at night time, leaving behind their family,not to talk of thier own time for sleep.In India there is separate queue for F & M in banks and others, there is seperate row of seats in buses and trains, but in hospitals and health centres female nurses and male staffs and patients and their relatives and in some cases a female nurse and male doctor alone (without patient) share the whole night together. What do see out of this situationed.

  15. Dear People,
    I would like to tell you all that incidents hapen everywhere. there are regulatory bodies who take action. we should leave it to them. there is no point of creating fear in for the people who are willing to work in Maldives. its very rare in maldives. but howmany ppl get raped in India? you have any idea? does your giverment take perfect action? NO.. think of the reality. We are very thankfull to all indians and other expatriates who works in Maldives. but who ever is spiling the name of Maldives should backoff. cox you cant take care of the whole world.

  16. i bloody dont know what to say here. is there any law which would cut off the rapists 'jojo'? that would be the best solution. a man can live without a hand and a leg...wthout a jojo wud b the hardest of life.. no kids, no family...just cut it off. Indian or Maldivian, this is getting out of hand.


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