Two minors are in custody after a stabbing in Hithadhoo, Addu City, the southernmost Maldives atoll.
Police were alerted to the incident Sunday night which involved two 17-year-olds. One was stabbed with a sharp object, but both received injuries.
“The assault involved two minors. They are currently under police custody after receiving treatment for their injuries from the hospital,” said a police spokesperson. Police are investigating the incident.
According to police crime statistics, 602 assault cases have been reported this year.
In May, a 15-year-old boy in Addu City was severely injured when a gang reportedly attacked him with an axe.
In late September, a 25-year old man was stabbed to death in Hulhumalé. A 23-year old man was also stabbed in Malé the same night. Earlier that month, 19-year old Moosa Ahmed was stabbed to death.
In late July, 23-year old Nadheem Abdul Rahman was stabbed inside a café in Malé. A day after Nadheem died, 25-year-old Mohamed Anas, a speedboat captain from the island of Meedhoo in Raa atoll, was brutally stabbed to death in a motorcycle service centre in Malé.