Two minors are in custody after a stabbing in Hithadhoo, Addu City, the southernmost Maldives atoll.
Police were alerted to the incident Sunday night which involved two 17 year olds. One was stabbed with a sharp object, but both received injuries.
“The assault involved two minors. They are currently under police custody after receiving treatment for their injuries from the hospital,” said a police spokesperson. Police are investigating the incident.
According to police crime statistics, 602 assault cases have been reported this year.
In May, a 15-year-old boy in Addu City was severely injured when a gang reportedly attacked him with an axe.
In late September, a 25-year old man was stabbed to death in Hulhumale’. A 23-year old man was also stabbed in Male’ the same night. Earlier that month, 19-year old Moosa Ahmed was stabbed to death.
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