Aminath Shima Nafiz

Court remands three trying to flee with sister of girl missing at sea

  • They were arrested on Sunday while trying to flee with Shima's sister
  • One of the arrested include the man who had been operating the vessel in which Shima was travelling

Zunana Zalif

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The group of three men who were arrested while attempting to flee with the younger sister of Aminath Shima Nafiz, who went missing at sea in mid-February, have been remanded by 15 days.

Arrested on Sunday, the group included Ibrahim Fazeel, who had been operating the vessel and escorting Shima to Maamendhoo.

On February 22, Shima boarded a flight from Male’ to Fonadhoo and then attempted to travel to Maamendhoo on a dinghy being steered by Fazeel, who after the dinghy overturned, placed her on top of it and swam to a nearby resort.

On Sunday, the group of men, aged 22, 24 and 26, were arrested near Six Senses Resort while attempting to flee with Shima’s 16-year-old sister on a dinghy with their faces covered.

Last updated at: 1 week ago | Reviewed by: Humaam Ali

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