A 16 year-old boy has been stabbed in the chest in a gang fight between two groups on the island of Baarah in Haa Dhaalu Atoll.
Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam said two boys in connection with the case were under arrest.
”The injured boy has been admitted to Kulhudhufushi regional hospital,” said Shiyam.
Dr Ali Hakim who attended to the injured boy first, when he was admitted to Baarah health centre said that the boy was stabbed ”just a little bit below the heart.”
Dr Hakim said that the boy was still in hospital’s intensive care unit.
”This condition is progressing now,” said Dr Hakim, adding that he expected the boy to recover.
He said that the boy had internal bleeding and that he was stabbed “very deep”.
Councilor of Baarah, Ali Shameem, said the two groups involved were school students.
”They had some problem between them and fought in school also that morning,” Shameem said. ”It heated and they continued the fight that evening.”
Shameem said two boys were injured during the incident.
”One had a cut in his forehead,” he said. ”He was not badly injured but the other boy who was stabbed in the chest was very seriously injured.”
He said police were still investigating the case.