One suspect arrested in connection to Addu gang fights released

Police officers patrol Male' City on May 6, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

One suspect out of the 11 suspects arrested in connection to the gang fights in Addu City has been released as per the Police.

Two brutal gang fights took place in Addu City on last Friday and Sunday.

Police, in a message to media outlets on Thursday, said a total of 11 arrests have been made in connection to fights to date, adding one suspect has been released from custody as the police believed no further reason to keep the suspect in custody.

The fight on Friday left a 30-year-old man in serious condition with multiple stab wounds. He was initially treated at the Addu Equatorial Hospital before being moved to the ICU of Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) in Male’ City.

Meanwhile, the second stabbing was reported to police at around 03:30 pm Sunday. It left a 20-year-old man with stab wounds in his stomach and shoulder.

The remaining 10 suspects have been remanded in custody pending the outcome of their trial.

Gang-related violence has also been recently reported in Male’ City – coming after months of relative calm. This has prompted the police to reinforce security in both Male’ and Addu.