A group of 15 men abducted, drugged and gang raped a 20 year old girl on the island of Hithadhu in Seenu Atoll last Friday night, while reportedly filming the incident wit a mobile phone.
Regional commander for Addu Atoll, Chief Inspector Hussein Adam, said three men had been arrested in connection with the attack, which occurred around 8:30pm on Friday night.
”Two men came by on a motorbike while she was outside her house, and forced her to sit between them,” Hussein said.
The two men took her to an uninhabited area on the island, 30 minutes walking distance from where she was abducted.
”The 15 men forced her to drink a suspected liquid drug and she became drunk,” Hussein said. ”They used box cutters to threaten her.”
Atoll Commander for Addu Adam Niyaz said police were informed of the incident at 1:00am on Saturday morning by the girl’s parents, after she returned home.
Police took the girl to Addu Regional Hospital. Hussein noted that she was “unable to walk.”
Head of Addu Regional Hospital Ahmed Mohamed said the girl was brought to the hospital on Saturday was discharged yesterday.
”There were no injuries outside her body,” Ahmed said, ”but as she was sexually assaulted by 15 men her sex organs were injured during the incident.”
Niyaz said the three men arrested in connection with attack had many police records involving drug offences and gang-related crimes.
He said Hithadhu police station was continuing to investigate the case.