A 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the capital Malé around 7:45pm last night (February 25), reports local media.
Police said the minor was attacked in the Guhdhoos Goalhi off Boduthakurufaanu Magu and sustained an inch-deep cut near his elbow.
The victim was taken to the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital and released after treatment.
Local media outlet CNM reported that the stabbing was a case of mistaken identity.
The incident follows the murder of a 24-year-old in Malé on Saturday night (February 21).