A 29-year-old man was stabbed to death on Laamu Atoll Mundoo Island on Friday night.
According to local media, Ali Ziyadham was stabbed in his arms, thighs, back and neck. He was dead when he was brought to the Mundoo Health Center at 11:10pm.
“Currently, we have one suspect under arrest, we are working on finding others associated with the incident,” the Maldives Police Services said in a statement today.
Ziyadham has a criminal record of drug abuse and theft, the police said.
Mundoo residents told local media Ziyadham was murdered in a dispute over the distribution of moonshine.