Police rescue Bangladeshi held hostage in Malé

The Maldives Police Service have rescued a Bangladeshi man held hostage in a migrant workers accommodation block in Malé.

According to police, the man was held for three days without food, and was taken to Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital for treatment immediately after his rescue yesterday at around 5:45pm.

Police have arrested two Bangladeshi suspects and the case is currently being investigated by the police Serious and Organized Crime Department. A one-and-half inch knife under a pillow and a piece of wood was taken from the scene.