A 51 year-old man has died in hospital after he was attacked with an axe while sleeping in a house on Gan in Laamu Atoll on Tuesday night.
Mohamed Hassan failed to survive the injuries he received during the attack and died on Wednesday evening.
IGMH Spokesperson Zeenath Ali Habeeb told local media that the man died last night at 11:25 am while being treated in the intensive care unit.
Mohamed Hassan was hit on the right side of his head which caused serious injuries to his skull, and his condition was too critical to transfer him abroad for further treatment.
The Laamu Gan Regional Hospital Manager told local media that the victim’s nose and ears were bleeding continuously when he was admitted to hospital.
Police Sub-Inspector Hassan Haneef told Minivan News that police have arrested one person in connection with the case. Haneef said that the victim was hit in the head with a sharp object.
‘’The investigation is ongoing and has become more serious now because the victim has died,’’ he said.
According to a source from the island, the man who was attacked was having an affair with a woman living in the house he was sleeping in.
The source said one of the woman’s sons was arrested in connection with the case.