An expat working on Gan in Laamu Atoll stands accused of attacking an islander with a machete.
Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam said that the alleged incident occurred last Thursday.
”The Maldivian received serious injuries to his hand after the attack and is undergoing treatment,” said Shiyam. ”The expat is now under arrest.” Shiyam declined to provide further information. “‘More information will be provided after investigation is concluded,” he added.
Island Chief of Gan’s ‘Thundi’ district, Mohamed Saeed, said that the alleged attacker was Bangladeshi in origin.
‘”He works for another islander on this island,” Saeed said. “The Maldivian was injured and was admitted in the hospital.”
He said that the case was not reported to the island office.
Last month, a Bangladeshi expat working in Male’ was stabbed to death after he refused to give his mobile phone upon being ambushed in the city whilst on his way to work after breakfast.