Police have arrested five suspects for allegedly gang-raping a 17 year-old girl in Addu City after midnight last night.
A police spokesperson told Minivan News that the incident occurred at about 1.00am.
“Police received information about the incident at about 1.50am,” he said. ”Police are now investigating the case.”
In addition to two minors aged 17, the other three suspects were aged 19, 20 and 23, police said.
According to local media reports, the victim was abducted and taken to an abandoned house while she was on her way to work.
Newspaper Haveeru reported that a man who drove her to work was involved in the rape and took her to the abandoned house.
In a similar case reported in Addu City during November’s SAARC summit, a police officer was arrested on charges of raping a married woman with two other men.