Police have arrested four persons in connection with the death of Ali Rasheed,79, who was found dead inside his house last Friday (April 4).
Police have told local media that three Maldivians, including a woman and a male expatriate, had been arrested in connection with the case.
Ali Rasheed was found dead lying on the floor of his room. He was living alone following the death of his wife some years earlier.
A source from the island told online newspaper Sun that Rasheed had a six-inch laceration on his head and a swollen left eye.
Police said the death was being investigated as they suspected foul play. An investigation team has been dispatched to the southern island.