A group of people dragged a police office into a private residence in Malé and beat him severely last night.
A police media official told Minivan News that the policeman was forced into a house near Petrel café in Machangoalhi ward and beaten at around 11.10pm.
“He was taken to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital for treatment. He suffered injuries to the head and had minor cuts and bruises,” police said.
The injured officer has since been released. No arrests have been made yet.
Two police officers were assaulted during an anti-government protest on May 1. The two were taken to Sri-Lanka for further treatment.
Some 14 individuals have been arrested over the May Day assault.