A policeman is under investigation over the online sexual harassment of a popular 16-year-old female singer.
The officer, from the police special constabulary, shared Bathool Ahmed’s photo on Facebook and compared the minor to a Lebanese-American porn star.
A screenshot of the policeman’s comments posted on Twitter by Bathool went viral.
A police spokeswoman told the Maldives Independent that an internal probe is ongoing but could not confirm whether any disciplinary action has been taken against the officer.
Cyber harassment of women and girls is common in the Maldives. In 2014, a man was arrested for posting nude pictures of Maldivian women online.
In late February, two police officers were sacked after their nude photos and video were leaked.
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Source URL: Maldives Independent