Maldives arrests three over latest stabbing

Police cordon off the area where a 14 year old was fatally stabbed in the capital Male. MIHAARU PHOTO/MOHAMED SHARUHAAN

Police cordon off the area where a 14 year old was fatally stabbed in the capital Male. MIHAARU PHOTO/MOHAMED SHARUHAAN

Police on Tuesday arrested three in connection to the latest stabbing attack in capital Male.

Police said two minors and an 18 year old had been arrested in connection to the attack.

Eyewitnesses had said a group had attacked and stabbed the man near a mosque in Henveiru ward on Monday evening who was quickly rushed to the hospital.

Police said a dispute between two gangs was believed to be behind the latest stabbing.

The victim was being treated at the privately run ADK Hospital in Male.

Sources said the 21 year old victim had been stabbed in the head and arm.

The latest gang related violence came after two fourteen year old boys were stabbed and killed in Male in what police say was a dispute between two gangs.

Ahmed Irushan was stabbed in the neck on Friday while Fathir Mohamed was stabbed in the back three hours later in what police believe was a revenge killing.

Police said the dispute between two notorious gangs in Male “Vai Kanmathi” and “Eagles” occurred last Friday.

Seven minors and an adult remain in custody in connection to the violence.

A gang fight in the southernmost Atoll Addu left five injured on Saturday.

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