Youth injured in a second gang fight in Addu City

Addu City link road. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A youth was injured in a second gang fight in Addu City this evening.

Police, in a message to the media, said the fight between two gangs was reported to the authorities at 3:30pm.

They detailed that a 20-year-old Maldivian man was injured by a sharp object, who is now being treated at Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH).

The incident comes after a gang fight in Addu City’s Hithadhoo district on Friday night left a 30-year-old Maldivian man seriously injured with stab wounds.

He was transferred to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) for further treatment this morning. He is in critical condition and is being treated at IGMH’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Police announced the arrest of four suspects in connection to the fight earlier today. They identified the arrestees as an 18-year-old, a 19-year-old, a 20-year-old and a 23-year-old.

A violent fight broke out between two gangs in Male’ City last Wednesday. Subsequently, Police have heightened security in both cities.

Three arrests have been made in connection to the fight that broke out near Cibo café in Male’ City; an 18-year-old, a 22-year-old and a 24-year-old.