K. Dhiffushi

Man arrested for threatening own child with knife

A man has been arrested in Kaafu Atoll Dhiffushi for threatening his own child with a knife.

A member of the Dhiffushi Island Council told One Online that a man was arrested around 6:45 p.m. yesterday after threatening his child with a knife.

The Councilor said that the incident took place around 1:40 p.m. yesterday and the child involved is a 7-year-old boy.

According to the Councilor, the child is being looked after by his aunt on his father’s side since he was three months old as both of the boy’s parents are drug addicts.

The mother is from Kaafu Atoll Gaafaru and is currently in Gaafaru.

The Councilor said that the boy was threatened after he was taken from the aunt’s house after the aunt was attacked.

Maldives Police Service said that a man was arrested yesterday after he attacked members of his family and threatened with a knife and the case is being investigated.