A 21 year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly stabbing her 34 year-old ex-husband to death near Woodapple restaurant in Male’.
Police said the man died in hospital on Tuesday afternoon while he was receiving medical treatment.
Police Sergeant Abdul Muhusin declined to reveal further information on the case “as the investigation is ongoing.”
The criminal court trial began yesterday with murder charges presented against Mariyam Nazaha by state prosecutor Dheebaanaz Fahmy.
According to daily newspaper Haveeru, Fahmy claimed Nazaha hid a knife in her bedroom with the intention of stabbing Hassan Shahid, of Machangoalhi Edhuruge.
Nazaha acknowledged the charges and denied them, Haveeru reported. Her lawyer, Ahmed Abdulla Afeef, said he would review the documents before responding to the charges.
Meanwhile, a person familiar with the matter told Minivan News the victim was stabbed by his ex-wife, after they separated some time ago.
He said he saw the victim run out of Baikendi in the Henveiru district of Male’ yesterday afternoon, enter a nearby shop and ask the shopkeeper to call the police as he had been stabbed.
”At first people in the shop thought he was joking, but then he took his hands from the wound and showed them the blood,” said the source. ”He was stabbed once in the lower back.”
The source told Minivan News that two passing police men stopped and assisted the injured man, while police headquarters sent more officers to the scene.
”He was taken to ADK hospital for treatment and later died,” he said.
The source claimed the man was stabbed inside the house where his ex-wife lived.
”He used to come to that house but he was not allowed inside,” the source said. ”They have a child that he comes to visit.”
He said the incident may have been the result of a court ruling yesterday regarding the child’s guardianship.