Azhan’s body brought back after post-mortem

Suspected missing youth, Mohamed Azhan. | Photo: Facebook

Malé, Maldives – Body of the suspected missing youth, Mohamed Azhan has been brought back to Maldives after the post-mortem in India.

The body was sent to India for the post-mortem examination on October 8, 2022. Police have not disclosed the findings of the autopsy.

Maldives Police Service had previously revealed that the body of the suspected missing youth, Mohamed Azhan was heavily decomposed when found on October 2, 2022 in Hulhumalé.

Speaking to media at the time, Head of Serious and Organized Crime Department of Maldives Police Service, Superintendent of police Hassan Saeed told that they strongly believe that the body was of Mohamed Azhan but could not confirm at that time due to the decomposition of the body.

He also added that it was difficult to say whether there were any injuries on the body and that the post-mortem was done to confirm the identity and establish the cause of death. 

Police also revealed that no attempts to burry the body was identified near the scene and Azhan’s phone hasn’t been found near the location.

Police are carrying out the investigation as a homicide case even though it hasn’t been established if anyone was involved in the matter. 

Search in the area in front of Hulhumalé water theme park developmental project area was carried out following CCTV footage analysis which showed him alone near to the location before his disappearance. 

Azhan, 27, was reported to the police as a missing person on Monday, September 19, at approximately 19:00. He was last confirmed to be seen near the Redbull Park located in Hulhumale’ Phase I at approximately 06:00 of September 18.