Teen arrested in Addu stabbing jailed pending trial’s end

Hithadhoo, Addu City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

The suspect arrested from Addu’s Hithadhoo district for assault using a sharp-edged weapon has been jailed pending the outcome of his trial.

The stabbing was reported to police at approximately 10:02 pm Thursday.

It left one person injured.

The police arrested an 18-year-old Maldivian male in connection to the case.

He was presented before the Hithadhoo Magistrate Court for his remand hearing on Friday night.

Hithadhoo, Addu City. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A police spokesperson said Saturday that the court ordered for the suspect to be remanded in jail pending the outcome of his trial.

Addu, the second most populous city of Maldives, has been the site of serial gang attacks in the past.

Back in 2021, the Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed said the police had identified at least 12 active criminal gangs in Addu.

The stabbing in Addu comes amid similar attacks in Male’ City.