Seven arrested in Kulhudhuffushi violence

The Maldives Police Services have arrested seven individuals in connection to a fight on Kulhudhuffushi Island, Haa Dhaal atoll, on Friday night.

Three men were injured during the violence. Eyewitnesses told local newspaper Kulhudhuffushi Online that two rival groups in the island attacked each other with light bulbs and wooden planks.

The incident occurred near the island’s zone stadium at 11:30pm on June 20.

According to the police, those arrested include a 19-year-old, a 21-year-old, two 22-year-olds, two 23-years-olds and one 25-year-old.

The Haa Dhaal atoll Magistrate Court has extended the detention of those arrested seven days.