17 year old murdered in GA. Maamendhoo gang fight

GA. Maamendhoo | Photo: Mihaaru

GA. Atoll, Maldives — A 17 year old boy has been murdered during a gang fight that took place in GA. Maamendhoo last night.

According to the information revealed by the Maldives Police Service, the 17 year old boy had suffered major injuries during the gang fight and he passed away while receiving care for his injuries at the hospital in GA. Villingili.

Police informed that along with this boy, one other individual also suffered injuries during this gang fight that had taken place at 2210hrs last night. Sources inform that the second individual to get serious injuries is the brother of the 17-year old boy who got murdered during the gang fight. He is currently receiving treatment at the hospital and is in a critical state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mohamed Hameed tweeted to inform that the Police is currently investigating the fatal stabbing incident.

Commissioner Hameed further informed that the murder case has been taken over by the Serious Organised Crime Dept. of Crime Investigation Command of Maldives and that they will be deploying a team early morning to investigate this matter.

While one suspect was arrested not long after the gang fight took place, Police informed that they have arrested additional three people regarding the gang fight and murder. Police revealed that the suspects are a 27-year-old, 23-year-old and an 18-year old. All four individuals were arrested last night.

Commissioner Hameed informed that they have also dispatched Officers from nearby islands in GA atoll to assist the Maamendhoo team and urged all the citizens in Maamendhoo to cooperate with police.