Police have arrested a 60 year-old man for stabbing his 30 year-old wife on the island of Milandhoo in Shaviyani Atoll.
Shavayani Atoll Milandhoo Health Centre Head Ahmed Shahid today told Minivan News that the woman was brought to the Health Centre at about 11:00am this morning.
According to Shahid the woman was stabbed once and did not suffer major injuries.
“She was discharged from the Health Centre today after being treated for the stab wound,” Shahid said.
“I think the attack came after they had some family issues,” he said, adding that islanders had “always suspected that the man was a drug addict.”
In a statement issued today, police said that the 60 year-old suspect has been held in police custody, and confirmed that he had a previous record of drug abuse.
The Chair of Shaviyani Milandhoo Island Council did not respond to Minivan News at time of press.
Police have not revealed the identity of the man arrested or the victim.