Gang Violence

Eight arrested in connection to gang violence

Eight people have been arrested in connection to the gang attack on an individual who was in front of the former Foreign Ministry on the night of 9 January 2020.

Maldives Police Service said that they are investigating the gang attack near the old Foreign Ministry building where a local 19-year-old man was injured.

Police said that all eight arrests were made with court orders and six of the arrests were made yesterday.

A video of the attack has hit social media recently that shows a group of men attacking a person and hitting him with a motorcycle.

The video also shows a police officer arriving at the scene as the assailants leave.