KOZHIKODE: The High Commission of India in Maldives, on Sunday, requested the Male Foreign Ministry to accord permission to Shafeekha Beevi to meet her daughter Rubeena, the Varkala-native who has been locked up in the Maldivian prison since June 28, 2010, on charges of alleged infanticide and attempt to suicide.
Besides Shafeekha Bevi, the Indian High Commission in its letter to the Male Foreign Ministry requested to allow Maldives Indian Club Executive president Cadu Musthak Sirayin and High Commission official Narayan Kumar to accompany her.
The Indian High Commission has also asked the Male Foreign Ministry to facilitate access to other Indian detainees lodged in the detention unit during the the visit of the High Commission official Narayan Kumar.
However, the confirmation from the Male Foreign Ministry in this regard is yet to arrive. ‘Express’, in a report on January 5, had exposed the plight of Rubeena, a victim of ‘Malekalyanam’, at the Dhoonidhoo detention centre in Male.
Rubeena was arrested on charges of killing her 10-month-old son and she was held without trial until December last year.