Six people have been arrested in relation to a stabbing that left victim in serious condition in Addu City on Saturday night.
Police said a 17-year-old was arrested with a court warrant when he fled to Hulhumeedhoo.
Police also arrested five others in relation to the case including a 17-year-old, 18-year-old, and three others between ages 20 to 22 years. They were arrested while hiding in a house in Feydhoo, police said.
The assault took place due to a spat between two gangs in Maradhoo, Addu City, badly injuring a youth. Mohamed Evan, (22), was stabbed in the neck, back and head, sustaining serious injury to the lungs during the stabbing.
Evan was first treated at Htihadhoo Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He was then transferred to Male’ on Sunday evening and is currently being treated at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH)’s ICU. His condition is serious, the hospital said.