Eighty-five-year-old Hassan Moosa Didi, who was serving a life sentence for the rape of his two-year-old great-granddaughter, has died in prison. He was serving his sentence at Hulhumalé Prison.

The convict was taken to Hulhumalé Hospital in the early hours of Saturday when he was found motionless in his cell. He was pronounced dead at 9:55 a.m.

In a case that shocked the nation and the island of Kudahuvadhoo in Dhaalu Atoll, where the crime occurred, 65-year-old Ibrahim Didi, the two-year-old’s grandfather, was also tried and convicted as a codefendant for the same crime. Ibrahim Didi continues to serve his life sentence in prison.