Three stabbing incidents in Male’ within 24 hours

The third stabbing incident to occur in Male’ within 24 hours has left a total of four people injured and police searching for suspects.

Two young men, 18 and 21 years-old, were stabbed near Azmi-Naeem Medical & Diagnostic Centre (AMDC) in Male’s Maafanu neighborhood at approximately 3:30pm this afternoon (May 18), a police media official told Minivan News.

Police are currently looking into the incident, but verified that the victims have been taken to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) for medical treatment. One of the stabbing victims was originally taken to ADK Hospital, but was subsequently moved to IGMH for further treatment, according to police.

An eyewitness to the incident told local media outlet CNM that two young men were stabbed in the stomach near the clinic and were subsequently taken to the hospital by a pickup truck passing by.

Yesterday evening (May 17) two young men were also injured in separate stabbing incidents in Male’.

The first stabbing took place near Star Cinema in Male’s Maafanu neighborhood and was reported to police around 6:30pm. The 20 year-old victim suffered stab wounds to his chest and back, according to local media.

The second attack was reported to police at 7:00pm and occurred near Petrel cafe in Male’s Machangolhi neighbourhood. The victim, also a 20 year-old man, was stabbed in the back.

Both Friday evening’s stabbing victims were brought to IGMH for treatment.

One of last night’s stabbing victims has since been treated and released, while the other victim underwent surgery and is now in stable condition, IGMH Media Coordinator Zeenath Ali confirmed with Minivan News today (May 18).

The three cases are currently under investigation, and while there have been no arrests made at this time, the police are searching for the suspects allegedly involved in the stabbings, a police media official told Minivan News.

The police were unable to reveal whether the three stabbing incidents were related.

Since the start of 2013, 506 incidents of assault have been reported to police, with 51 cases having occurred so far this May.


8 thoughts on “Three stabbing incidents in Male’ within 24 hours”

  1. People seem to behave violently when the Police use force on public! Do you think they are modelling the wrong behaviour and some people are following them? Copy cats?

  2. Soon After Dr, Jameel leavs's office the incidence has stake take place.Yesterday two to one has been stabbed.Wonder who behind the evil act of Maldives.

    All I know is a matter of Money behind.

  3. this country is in a big shit .

    This is only the country where democracy without any boarders.

    All these are created by politicians for their personal gain and there is non who is really be interested or want to lead the country for better future . All of them are corrupt and money greedy.

  4. "The police were unable to reveal whether the three stabbing incidents were related."

    seriously? this is just stupid, even the public knows that this is revenge. todays was the revenge for yesterday, and they dont know, good god and im paying them salary???

    this is what happens when justice fails, this is the aftermath of cases that the murders walked free, when the government failed to provide justice, street justice is the only option for those who lost their friend or loved ones.

    i dont believe for a moment that the police dont know about it, they just play dumb cause at the bottom of it all these gangs have paid off the cops or threatened them.

    let them stab and kill each other, hopefully they will all be dead soon enough and the streets will be safe for us normal people.

    police dont do shit!

  5. Seems these stabbing are politically motivated carried out by police. Jameel was popular in the police and removal of him has troubled the police and they are trying to galvanize support for Jameel and carried out these heinous acts. If you want Maldives to go back to its peaceful time you need to disband current police force.

  6. You are paying them salary? JAMEEL is popular in police?! You hav a clue how police works? red rabbit actually prefers pink?


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