Man arrested over drowning

A man has been arrested in connection with the drowning of 26 year-old Moosa Jinaa, of Gandhakoalhige Maradhoo, Miadhu reports.

Jinaa’s body was found on Saturday night in the island’s lagoon, police said. He had reportedly left to do some night fishing accompanied by another man, and when he failed to return islanders launched a search.

Police said Jinaa’s companion tried to flee when he was also discovered in the lagoon, and said the islanders tried to attack him. However the doctor who examined the body at Hithadhoo Regional Hospital said there were no obvious signs of foul play.

The man remains in police custody and the incident is now being investigated.