Man sentenced to jail for razor blade theft

The criminal court has sentenced a 35-year-old man to one year in jail for stealing two packs of razor blades on Sunday.

Hussain Miyad, of Noranmma in Malé, confessed to stealing the razors worth MVR710 in November 2012.

The criminal court’s harsh sentences for petty crimes and lenient sentences for violent crime has sparked public outrage.

The court last week fined a man with MVR200 (US$13) for assaulting his wife.

In 2014, four men were sentenced to between two and four years in jail for stealing lotion bottles.