The Prosecutor General’s Office has charged the husband and a local woman in connection with the murder of Mary Grace Pineda, a Filipino nurse who worked at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), in October.
On October 19, the Filipino nurse was found dead in her flat on the first floor of Ma. Udhuheykokaage in Male’ City.
The Prosecutor General’s Office filed murder charges against her husband, Marvin S. Y. Vargas, 30, and his alleged lover, Haleemath Lamha Abdul Rahman, 24, with the Criminal Court on Tuesday. Marvin and Lamha have both previously worked as nurses at IGMH.
Marvin and Lamha are charged with premeditated murder, according to the PG Office.
Marvin is accused of injuring Mary’s head and neck and strangling her to death, while Lamha is accused of conspiring with Marvin and aiding and abetting her murder. She is also accused of having unlawfully obtained controlled drugs.
If convicted, Marvin faces a minimum of ten years in jail, while Lamha faces a minimum of six years.