Man arrested in wife's death in ICU after suicide attempt

Aboobakr Faisal, 32.

The man arrested in connection to the suspicious death of his wife was hospitalized on Monday, after he hanged himself inside his jail cell in an apparent attempt to kill himself.

Nishama Mohamed, 28, was found dead in her home in HDh. Nolhivaram on Saturday afternoon. Her husband, Aboobakr Faisal, 32, ADh. Fenfushi, had initially fled to HDh. Kulhudhuffushi, before he turned himself in to the police and was subsequently arrested.

He was being held at the Kulhudhuffushi Police Station.

A police spokesperson confirmed Aboobakr was found attempting to kill himself by hanging in his cell by police at approximately 11:15 pm Monday.

He is being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital, said the spokesperson.

Police said they are looking into the incident, and have shared the incident with both the Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) and the National Integrity Commission (NIC).

Police have disclosed little detail regarding their investigation into Nishama's death, other than to confirm the death is being treated as suspicious. A special team of investigators have been sent to Nolhivaram to investigate the case.

Her body has been transported to Male’ City, and is set to be flown overseas for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Nishama’s family believes she was killed by her husband. She reportedly had visible injuries on her body.

Nishama is survived by three young children.