A group of men stabbed three others in Henveiru yesterday, leaving one of the victims in a critical condition with severe injuries to his head and chest.
The gang used sharp objects, shovels and metal pipes in the attack, which occurred late yesterday afternoon. Many children were present at the scene near the artificial beach, while one woman fainted after witnessing the attack, local media reported.
Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam confirmed that all three victims were hospitalised following the incident yesterday.
”Some suspects have been arrested for investigation,” Shiyam added.
Following the gang attack, police strengthened security in Male’ and began patrolling public parks – other areas where gangs are thought to gather.
Minivan News understands that some of those arrested last night have now been released.
Local media has reported that the gang attacked the three men with sharp objects and shovels as well as other weapons.
Daily newspaper Haveeru reported police as saying that the gang also threatened a person in the area and robbed him of his motorbike after threatening him with a sharp weapon.