Police have said that last Monday (9 December) a Chinese national living on the island of Dhuvaafaru in Raa Atoll was attacked by a group of people.
Police said two persons aged 18 and 22, along with a minor, were arrested in connection with the attack.
According to the police, the Chinese national was admitted to Dhuvaafaru Health Centre and has now been released after treatment.
Police said that three persons were arrested the same night at about 9pm.
The three suspects were taken to the Dhuvaafaru Magistrate Court, and their detention period has been extended to five days for investigation.
Dhuvaafaru police station is investigating the case, police added.