Minor stabbed in Malé

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).