Parts of a human body found underwater Monday is believed to belong to a Bangladeshi migrant worker who went missing from the island of Lhaimagu in Shaviyani atoll two weeks ago.
The body parts were recovered from the reef outside the island’s harbour by police divers who searched the area where the body was suspected to have been disposed, police told the media.
Four men – all Bangladeshis who worked on the speedboat Kurimagu with the missing man Luthufaru – have been arrested in connection with the suspected murder.
Two men aged 30 and 36 were arrested a week ago, police said. The other suspects were arrested more recently, according to media reports.
Lhaimagu islanders told Mihaaru that they believed Luthufaru was killed by his co-workers over a money dispute.