A 22-year-old young man died in an accident on Sunday night while attempting to flee from the police.
The young man was driving the motorbike when the police attempted to stop him in a drug operation near Flat 133 in Malé’s suburb Hulhumalé at 9:10pm. The young man sped away at high speed and crashed into a car.
He was thrown from the bike and sustained severe injuries. He died while undergoing treatment at the Hulhumalé hospital.
A 24-year-old man was sitting on the back. He broke an arm and a leg and is receiving further treatment at Malé’s Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the car did not sustain any injuries.
The police declined to comment on whether any drugs were found on the suspects.