A corporal at the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) was arrested on charges of rape on Wednesday (August 27), reports CNM.
According to the online news outlet, the 27-year-old corporal was arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at a guest house in Malé.
Police have confirmed that two men were taken into custody in connection with the case. The second suspect was aged 23, police said.
CNM reported yesterday that the 23-year-old was arrested from Laamu atoll. His remand detention was extended to seven days by the Fonadhoo magistrate court.
The remand detention of the MNDF corporal was reportedly extended to 10 days by the Criminal Court.