Mahmood’s body transported back to Dhangethi after forensic examinations

Mahmood's body being transported in a Coast Gaurd launch. (Photo/Mahmood's family)

Maldives Police Service has confirmed that the body of Mahmood Aboobakuru who was found murdered inside a well at ADh. Dhangethi has been transported back to the island following forensic examinations.

Mahmood’s body was brought to Male’ City at dawn today – for further forensic examinations.

The Police have yet to confirm the exact cause of death. However, some individuals who saw his body reports seeing repeated blows to his head and neck with a sharp object.

57-year-old Mamood was found murdered during a search for him – after having been declared missing. Dhangethi residents commenced an island-wide search at 10:00 am yesterday morning. His body was discovered during the search at around 15:15 in the afternoon – inside a water well at an abandoned house. His body was stuffed inside a sack and tied up.

Mahmood is an entrepreneur involved in the business of staple foods and gas, in addition to being an owner of a café and a boat. 

Dhangethi residents claim he carried around large amounts of cash always due to his businesses – alleging him to have been murdered in a robbery gone wrong.

The Police said that they have made no arrests regarding the murder at present. However, Dhangethi residents have accused two individuals of the murder – whom they had sought out after the discovery of the body and handed over to the Police. Subsequently, the two individuals have been granted police protection. 

Additionally, a woman who is related to the two individuals has also been granted police protection.