Man charged over Th. Guraidhoo murder

Photo: Maldives Police Service

Th. Guraidhoo – The Prosecutor General’s Office has filed a murder charge against Babul Miah, the man accused of fatally stabbing a Bangladeshi worker in Th. Guraidhoo earlier this year.

Babul Miah (22y), who is also a Bangladeshi worker in Guraidhoo, is accused of stabbing fellow Bangladeshi worker Shah Alam which resulted in his death, who worked as a farmhand in Guraidhoo. It is said that the stabbing took place following a dispute between the two, at approximately 12:45 am on May 21.

Shah was found dead with stab wounds to his neck and stomach in a site opposite to the labor quarter where he had resided in, at around 01:00 am.

Public Prosecutor Ahmed Shafeeu said on Tuesday that the Prosecutor General’s Office has filed the charge of “deliberate killing of a person using a sharp-edged weapon” under Article 5 of the Act on Prohibition of Intimidation and Possession of Dangerous Weapons and Sharp Instruments against Babul, at the Criminal Court, a charge which carries the death penalty.

Babul was arrested a short while later after Shah’s body was discovered, when police searched the labor quarters located in Guraidhoo. He had a wound on his head when he was found.


Source: Sun