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Court extends remand of Ihavandhoo ice plant murder suspects

Police block off ice plant in H.A. Ihavandhoo after local man found murdered inside.

Police block off ice plant in H.A. Ihavandhoo after a local man found murdered inside.

The Criminal Court on Thursday added fifteen days to the remand of expatriate workers arrested in connection to the murder of a local man in Haa Alif atoll Ihavandhoo island.

Ismail Umar, 54, was found murdered with multiple wounds last Friday inside Ihavandhoo’s ice plant where he had worked as a mechanic and the in-charge. Police have arrested five expatriate workers in connection to the crime and they confirmed that their remanded has been extended by five days.

However, Police did not disclose whether the suspects have been transferred to capital Male or their current location.

The prime suspect in the crime, a Bangladeshi national named Sumon Miah, has confessed to the murder, according to Police. Police also proclaimed that they have found the knife used as a murder weapon and the clothes Ismail Umar was wearing at the time of the attack. The other expat workers under arrest are accused of aiding Miah in the crime.

Sumon Miah was first arrested after the victim’s friends and associates suspected he was connected to Ismail Umar’s murder as Miah had gone “missing” three days before Ismail’s death. Ismail Umar and his associates had been searching for Miah and had believed that he fled to Dhidhdhoo island in the same atoll to seek a better job.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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