Police have stopped a rape attempt on a woman inside a guesthouse in capital Male’.
Police say four men were attempting to rape a woman inside a guesthouse in Male’. Police patrolling nearby were alerted to the assault by the woman’s screams, and rushed to the scene.
Two of the men fled the scene when police arrived, however the other two have been brought into police custody.
Police say one of the men was arrested inside the guesthouse and the other was apprehended on the road while he was attempting to flee. The two men taken into police custody are aged 32 and 33.
According to police, glasses and a bottle containing alcohol were found inside the room they had occupied.
Police are currently investigating the case.