A group of more than 10 men beat and stabbed a 19 year old man in Male’ yesterday in front of many witnesses, as he was walking down a street in Mahchangolhi, Male’.
An eye witness told Minivan News the group of men “appeared and circled around him, then they started beating him and [eventually] stabbed him.”
The man claimed that many people gathered to watch the man being attacked, “but no one step forward to cared to lend a helping hand.”
After the attack the crowd dispersed, “leaving the victim on the street bleeding.”
The witness said when he tried to help the wounded man to hospital, “the taxi refused to take him because he might put blood on seat.”
The man was stabbed in four places, said a person familiar with victim.
”He had a deep cut in the back and injured his lungs. His left arm was injured very seriously when he tried to block an attack aimed at his head.”
The victim was eventually admitted in Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) and in undergoing operations on his lungs and left hand, the source said.
Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam said no one has yet been arrested in connection with the incident, and police were investigating.
Meanwhile, daily newspaper Haveeru reported that an 18 year-old boy was admitted to ADK Hospital with severe injuries after he was stabbed while watching the World Cup tournament.