Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Bangladeshi construction worker on the island of Fonadhoo in Laamu atoll.
After signs of injury were found on the body, the police began investigating the death as a murder.
Three expatriates were arrested on Friday on suspicion of committing the murder, the police said, declining to disclose further details.
A court has since remanded the suspects to police custody for 15 days.
According to local media, the Bangladeshi man had been living in Fonadhoo for some time as a construction worker. Islanders suspect that his body washed ashore after he was killed and thrown into the sea.
The body was found near the stage area of the Baraasil ward of Fonadhoo and the police cordoned off the area.
In June 2015, a Bangladeshi undocumented worker was discovered dead with severe head injuries at an uninhabited house on the island of Gan in Laamu atoll, which is connected by a causeway to Fonadhoo.
A month later, a Maldivian man was charged with murder.
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Source URL: Maldives Independent