A young man was assaulted and seriously injured near the Usfasgandu area of Malé last night, reports local media.
A police patrol discovered the victim on the ground around 1am and took him to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Police said a group of men on motorbikes assaulted the youth and no arrests have yet been made. Local media reported that the victim was attacked with wrenches while he was working on his motorbike.
The extent of the victim’s injuries also remain unclear.
Earlier this week, two men were stabbed in a café in Malé while several violent assaults took place in the capital during the previous month.