Maldives police have begun looking into the apparent suicide of an expatriate worker after suspicions were raised concerning her death.
The 25-year-old Nepali woman was found hanging on Tuesday in a house in the Maafannu ward of the capital.
Police told the press that tests will be done and samples will be taken before her body is sent to Nepal.
They declined to comment on the suspicions of foul play. Some reports say visible injuries were found on her body.
Mihaaru reported that the owner of the house tried to bury the body in Malé but the Nepal embassy insisted it should be taken back to the country.
The Nepal embassy in Colombo has been contacted for a comment.