A group of men stabbed a man to death near West Park restaurant this afternoon.
Police Spokesperson Sub-Inspector Hassan Haneef said the victim was attacked at about 4:15pm while he was on Boduthakurufaanu Magu, the outer ring road of Male’.
”His body was taken to Indira Gandi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) at 4:15pm,” Haneef said. ”His body was carried to the hospital by a witness and a Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) officer who was in the area.”
Police identified the victim as Ali Shifan of Fairy Corner in Maafannu Ward.
”His age is not verified yet,” he said. ”According to witnesses, a group of men on a GN model motorbike came and attacked the victim.”
He said the number of assailants had not also been verified yet.
”It could be one, two or even four,” he said.
IGMH Spokesperson Zeenath Ali told Minivan News that she could only confirm the death of the person.
”We do not have clear details at the moment,” she said. ”But he was dead when he was brought to the hospital.”
She said the hospital could not verify the age of the victim.