I hope this little girl is safe. This is exactly the type of situation that leads to young women and girls being murdered by Muslims, even family members.
Ali Hassan, 66, Imam of Gnaviyani atoll Fuvahmulak, has been accused of molesting and raping a ten-year-old girl last Wednesday.
The gynaecologist at the island’s hospital, Dr Thajwar, told Minivan News there was conclusive evidence of rape and that the ten-year-old had been “sexually active.”
Police media co-ordinator Sergeant Shiyam confirmed that such a case was “under investigation,” but refrained from revealing any further information “due to the nature of the case.”
But local police said they were investigating other, similar allegations against the same suspect, who is currently out of the country.