Naeema Moosa, 62, Aanarumaage, N.Manadhoo, found dead in her home. Police believe it to be a murder case

Naeema buried as no cause for post-mortem: Police

The forensic pathologist of the police concluded that there was no need for a post-mortem, and is treating the death as a homicide.

9 April 2023

By Mohamed Muzayyin Nazim

The body of Naeema Moosa, who was found to have been allegedly murdered in N. Manadhoo on Friday, was buried on Saturday without a post-mortem as there was no reason to conduct the exam, police have said.

Naeema, 62, Aanarumaage, who lived alone, was reported missing to the police around 6.13pm on Friday. Following the report, police went to Naeema's house and broke open the door of her room and found her dead with injuries.

Naeema's body was buried in the island on Saturday after evening prayers without conducting a post-mortem to ascertain the cause of death.

"The body of Naeema Moosa was examined and the samples for investigation were collected and the body was handed over to the family after the forensic pathologist of the police concluded that there was no need for a post-mortem," the police said in a statement on Saturday evening.

The police added that "suspicious aspects" have been identified in the death of Naeema. The case is being looked into as a homicide investigation, police said.

A special team of police's Serious and Organised Crime Department has been deployed in Manadhoo for the investigation.

The police statement added:

  • if anyone has any information about the murder, they are requested to inform the police about the

  • Information can be shared by dialling the Serious and Organised Crime Department on 991099

People who spoke to Atoll Times from the island said that Naeema's body sustained many stab wounds. There were a lot of injuries on her body and there was blood in the room.

Naeema has three children. They live in Male. Though she had her siblings in the island, Naeema lived alone in Annaarumaage, the family home where she was registered.