Maldivian suspects released in rape case of Indian teacher

Two Maldivian suspects arrested in connection with rape, assault and robbery of a young Indian teacher on Dhangethi in Alif Dhaal Atoll in February have been released, while a Bangladeshi national remains in custody.

The Bangladeshi suspect was taken into police custody after the incident as he was about to board a boat departing for Male’.

A community member from Dhangethi claimed that a large number of people came to the harbour prior to the police’s departure with the suspect and called for the Bangladeshi man to “face due justice,” according to Sun Online.

“Some people tried to attack the Bangladeshi man at the time of his arrest, and the conflict was encouraged by the island council,” alleged the source.

The Dhangethi Island Council denied allegations of encouraging a violent confrontation, but confirmed some people at the harbour did attempt to harm the suspect before police brought the situation under control.

Head of the Police Serious and Organised Crime Department, Mohamed Dawood, told local media that it was believed the Bangladeshi man had committed the rape.

“We monitored all vessels leaving the island during the investigation. In that regard, we first took the two Maldivians into custody. But later we arrested the Bangladesh man who was living on the island as his behavior was suspicious,” Dawood explained to Haveeru.

The three men were accused not only of raping the 25 year-old computer teacher, but of stealing her mobile phone, an Acer laptop, and MVR 9000 (US$583) in cash, a source with knowledge of the investigation told Minivan News.

Police recovered the victim’s belongings, and a knife believed to have been used to threaten the woman, inside the home of the Bangladeshi national.

The three suspects were taken by police to the island of Mahibadhoo in Alifu Dhaalu Atoll. None of the men arrested were over the age of 23, the source said.

The attack

The young woman suffered serious sexual trauma, according to police.

Speaking to Minivan News on February 11, an informed source said the woman had been transferred to the atoll hospital’s intensive care unit and was “bleeding uncontrollably” following the attack.

“The victim was taken to Mahibadhoo Hospital where she is being treated for the injuries she suffered from the incident. There was blood all over her room when the police attended the scene,” the source told Minivan News.

According to local media, when police arrived at the scene the young woman was found slumped near her bed, which was covered in blood.

A source close to the victim told Minivan News February 23 that the woman was subsequently transferred to a hospital in India.

“She has still not recovered from the attack, I have been in contact with her, but now she is in India,” he added.

The incident occurred on Sunday (February 10) – some time between 2:30am and 2:45am, the source said.

Local media reported that the woman was teaching a private computer course on the island.

Island Council President Adam said the young woman had been working on the island for less than a month, and described her as a “very kind person who was very friendly towards the local islanders”.

Police Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Hassan Haneef told Minivan News he was checking whether the investigation is still ongoing or if a case has been filed with the Prosecutor General’s office.

The Prosecutor General’s office was not responding to calls at the time of press.

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11 thoughts on “Maldivian suspects released in rape case of Indian teacher”

  1. Ofcourse it must be the Indians fault. No God-fearing Muslims would commit a crime like that. And in any case Muslims can convert prisoners of war (eg : Cow worshippers) to assets and concubines.

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  2. Immigration will never kick the Bangladeshis out. Who would Maldivians pin the crimes on without foreigners to take the fall?

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  3. Thankfully she is now recovering back in India. If she had remained in the Maldives the sick twisted freaks in the Islamic Ministry would have had her punished by flogging for sex outside of marriage.

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  4. Sexual abuse and rape never happens in india, Maldives is a disgusting country, filled with neanderthal men, and ugly women

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  5. Maldives must award those rapists with national awards ! That is our tradition !

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  6. As for the case with the 15 year old rape victim in Maldives, I would like to let you guys know that the petition is still ongoing:

    http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Prevent_a_rape_victim_from_being_punished/?wvpCEcb

    Please sign it and share it with others so they can aswell. 🙂

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  7. This sickening case should be carefully followed up by the Indian government to ensure the teacher gets justice and compensation for her horrific ordeal.
    I also hope the Indian media will publicise this case widely so that other Indian teachers do not make the mistake of taking up crappy jobs in the drug addicted Maldives.
    Meanwhile, Indian Embassy, Male should continue with their restrictions on handing out visas willy nilly to Maldivians.....keep the junkies out of India.

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  8. Ah yes. I bet the Maldivians had absolutely nothing to do with this. Of course it's the Bangladeshi.

    But there are two main questions here, and I bet most muslims would agree with me. Did the 'rapists' consider her a prisoner of war and treat her as a concubine? Also, was she unveiled, and in fact, forcing the men to rape her which in turn means they weren't really to blame? The hijab should have been worn obviously!

    I would like the bearded, inbred neanderthals called the adhaalath party to clarify this.

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  9. Misindia.

    No matter how much you hate about Maldives. Still you are earning your bucks from this country.

    This rape case is going on and it has proven that this Bangaladeshi person was the man who committed the crime.

    In every country there are bad people and druggist also. I agree there are large percentage of Maldivian who are addicted to drugs and remember most these drugs are imported from India and many time those are smuggled by Indian.

    No matter how much you tried to politicize this case and no matter how much the Indian government is going to spend on bringing back Nasheed, I doubt that the Fili Nasheed will ever be able to close to win the nest election.

    People like you thinks that if Nasheed some to power , then Inidan can take over the country but its wrong and you can not do.

    There large number of Indian expatriates living in Maldives without any problem and many of them are in high executive position in the companies also.

    There are many Indian who running and engaged in doing illegal business and trades also. But this does not mean that we need to blame whole India for this.

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  10. [email protected] BASTARD DO YU KNOW HOW MANY MALDIVIANS ARE THERE IN INDIA ILLLEAGALY THEY ARE DOING SO MANY FILTHY THINGS HERE BUT DUE TO OUR KIND NATURE OF OUR PEOPLE YU ARE SURVING YU FILTH WHAT IS THER IN YOUR COUNTRY YU DONT PRODUCE ANYTHING YU ARE BURDEN TO US WE ARE SENDING YU FOOD AND SAND AND CASH THER ARE 200 MILLIONS OF INDIANS WHO ARE HAVING ASSESTS MORE THAN 10 LAKS OF DOLLAR PER YEAR THAT MEANS 1 DOLLAR IS EQUAL TO 17 MALDIVIAN RUFFIAAYAJUST CALCULATE THAT FIST THING ABOUT YOURSELF THAN TALK ABOUT OTHERS DONT WAKE UP THE GAINT

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  11. it feels very bad to watch about most of the above comments, it seems that muslims consider themselves the most innocent, they shld look their history first which is full of unethical events in the name of allah or islam, they hv committed such vulgarties in past a number of time against non muslims, this is nthing, but they are giving to the society, what they hv learnt from their unsolicited islam. to rape people, kill people, setting bombs, massacare these are considered the things to b emposed on non muslims. It gives a sense abt their thinking and their religious narrow mindedness.

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