Family of stabbing victim Muheeth to hold 10 minutes of silence

The family of 21 year-old Abdul Muheeth ‘Bobby’ who was stabbed to death outside the Finance Ministry of February 19, has organised 10 minutes of silence in memory of his death.

The 10 minutes of silence is to be held on Thursday at Ameenee Magu from 12:30pm to 12:40pm in front of the Finance Ministry, the area where he was killed.

Muheeth’s family said the event was open for the public to take part, and appealed for as many as possible to take part.

According to the ‘Justice for Bobby’ Facebook page created by his family, after the 10 minutes of silence attendees will be invited to pray.

Muheeth’s family said the event was the beginning of their work against gang violence, and said they have realised that more innocent lives could be lost as the city of Male’ was no longer safe for anyone.

‘’A moment of silence will be observed in remembrance of our dear brother Bobby, who was brutally killed by some evil gangsters on February 19th 2012,” the family said. “Please join with us to honor and pay respect to our innocent brother. Thank you!’’

The ‘Justice for Bobby’ Facebook page has since been ‘liked’ by 13,000 people, with moving comments posted by many family members.

‘’It’s so hard to even look at your photos, I get flashbacks of the night I held you in my arms when you were covered in blood…. I tried… I lied.. I told him ‘Don’t worry, everything is going to be fine.. Just be strong. It’s just a scratch’,” said his brother.

“I never realised how many stab marks were on his body until I looked at myself… I was covered in Bobby’s blood, from head to toe… words can’t explain how much it hurts to lose you like that.. I will try as hard as I can. One way or another, I will find justice,” he wrote.

Bobby’s girlfriend wrote: ‘’I saw u in my dreams last night… I’m glad I saw u, we were talking about our marriage.. I’m looking forward for that day so much… The day you and I can be one.. But maybe God has another plan for us, something wonderful for us in heaven perhaps. Miss the way u made me feel around u… Miss the sweet conversations we had… and most of all, miss fighting with u… the fact that i miss u so much and there is nothing i can do about it, is killing me inside.. i want to talk to u, hug u, hold ur hand, and be around u all the time…”

A cousin wrote a poem: “I’m glad he feels no pain now – he lives in a perfect land, I can hear the soft voice and the see the sweet smile on his face, I lie in bed and cry at night, and I don’t feel any better in the morning light, And I will love and miss him forever, until the day we are again together, together in that perfect place above, filled with caring, sharing and love, but until that day comes – I will wipe my tears away.”

Meanwhile, police have a statement saying that cases have been forwarded against Muhujath Ahmed Naasih of Abulagee Ge on Gahdhoo in Gaaf Dhaal Atoll, Mohamed Maimoon of Zaithoonige, on Naifaru of Lhaviyani Atoll, and Ali Mushahfau of Sultan Villa on Maradhoo in Seenu Atoll.

The Criminal Court and Juvenile Court have begun the hearings of the case, which continues in court.


7 thoughts on “Family of stabbing victim Muheeth to hold 10 minutes of silence”

  1. How many stabbings near finance ministry in total? Over an year or so ago, another innocent also was stabbed. Doesn't it tell you something about psycho gangs operating around there?

  2. If only the words of Abdulla Riyaz was to be true. He said he will make the Police Service a place to be feared by the criminals. It looks like criminals have taken the reigns and ruling the city where as the Police is just concentrating on assisting the new regime by protecting them and brutally suppressing the opposition demonstrators. Whatever said and done we all beleive under former commissioner Faseeh and his deputies the country was much safer than now. This regimes leaders do not cate about the safety of the general oublic. They are only puppets in the hands of certain powerful individuals and have become merceneries for them. Shame on you guys in Police.

  3. Its not the police services fault, all the police can do is arrest them, but then what? you get released in a few months..
    I know a guy who was set to recieve a 12 year sentence for armed robbery, drugs and even a few stabbings, and to this day he is damn free... its not really the fault of the police, and bobby; Muheedh the guy who died, is a relative of a relative, know the guy

  4. @Hussain Maniku on Wed, 6th Jun 2012 11:38 PM

    "This regimes leaders do not cate about the safety of the general public. They are only puppets in the hands of certain powerful individuals and have become merceneries for them."

    Couldn't have said better myself. The Oligarchs are the new rulers and the new masters of The Maldives Pvt Ltd. They are getting heavier (in the literal sense as well) from the sale of all those things Haram in Islam which they claimed to defend.

    I do not believe there is a single country on the face of earth where people are murdered in broad daylight, and the respective Police force fails so miserably in bringing the perpertators to justice.

    As Hussain Maniku eloquently pointed out, the regime has other priorities than protecting citizens.

  5. The Maldivian is not safe on his own Male city: then how safe is the Xpat or the tourist strolling about after dark?!? If this continues to greater numbers...Male will be nicknamed ' Stabbers Paradise' sic....

  6. Round up all people who are involved in gang activity or part of them .... Line them up in Independance square and shoot them in the back of the head.


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