A 54-year-old Maldivian man has been found dead with stab wounds in an ice plant on the northern island of Ihavandhoo in Haa Alif atoll.
Local media has identified the victim as Ismail Umar from the island of Hinnavaru in Lhaviyani atoll. He was a mechanic at the ice plant.
According to community news site Ihavandhoo Online, the police were called in to help open the plant around 4:15 pm Friday afternoon and found the body inside the restroom.
An expatriate suspect from Ihavandhoo has been taken into custody.
The ice plant is operated by the state-owned Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company and employs three Maldivians and one foreign worker.
Photo from Ihavandhoo Online