A minor aged under 18 fainted after he was stabbed six times in the back by a gang on Friday, on Izudheen Road in front of Maafannu Cemetery in Male’.
According to police, the boy was stabbed six times in his back and once in his left hand, and fainted on the spot due to the injuries.
The assailants threw away the knives they used in attack and fled on motorbikes against the one way sign boards.
People at the area carried the boy to Indira Gandi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) on a motorbike. He is currently being treated at the hospital.
In a statement, police said the case was reported to police at about 3:15pm on Friday.
Local newspapers reported that the assailants threw the knives they used in the attack into the water drain on the roa, but witnesses recovered the knives and handed them to police.
Police Sub-Inspector Hassan Haneef told Minivan News that two persons had been arrested in connection with the case.
Haneef said further details about the persons arrested or the investigation could not be disclosed at the time.
‘’We will provide details later,’’ Haneef added.
On the first of this month, Ali Shifan ‘Tholhi Palay’, 33 of Fairy Corner house was stabbed to death near West Park Restaurant on Boduthakurufaanu Road.
A friend of Shifan told Minivan News at the time that Shifan was attacked while he was waiting in front of West Park Restaurant for a friend.
‘’He was having a coffee inside West Park Restaurant and went out because a friend of him was coming to see him,’’ he said. ‘’He was waiting with another friend and this group shows up with sharp weapons.’’
Last month a 21 year-old man, identified as Abdul Muheeth of G. Veyru, was rushed to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) after he was stabbed at 1:45am near the Finance Ministry building. He later died during treatment.
Police later said that the assailants mistakenly attacked him and that he had no criminal record or affiliations with gangs either.