Police arrest 17 gang members

Police have now arrested a total of 17 people in connection with the gang violence over the past week in Addu atoll Hithadhoo, Miadhu reports.

Out of the 17 arrested, 12 were arrested for direct involvement in fights while four were arrested for obstructing police and one for illegally entering Hithadhoo police station.

According to police, many of those arrested have cases pending against them at the prosecutor general’s office.

Following two episodes of gang violence last Thursday, Mohamed Maumoon, 19, was seriously injured and flown to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in the capital Male’.

He remains unconscious.