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.
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