Police are investigating a case of sexual harassment against an elderly woman in HDh. Vaikaradhoo.
Police said the incident was reported on November 11.
A person who spoke to AVAS from Vaikaradhoo said the 81-year-old woman was not sexually assaulted by a local.
"The man departed from the island as soon as the incident came to light. The information has been shared with the police," the man said.
When asked if anyone had been arrested in connection with the case, police did not say whether anyone had been arrested. The case is still being investigated, the authority said.