Three injured in a collective attack inside a house in the capital

Three people have been treated for injuries sustained after being attacked at a home in the congested capital, Malé City.

The Maldives Police Service (MPS) said the assault took place after sunset on Thursday and they received reports of the altercation around 10:45 p.m.

The attack reportedly took place inside a house in the Maafannu district of the capital.

Those injured in the attack were a 23-year-old man, a 35-year-old man and a 36-year-old man, all men.

All three were treated in hospital for injuries sustained in the attack.

Although no arrests have been made in connection with the assault so far, police said further investigations are currently underway.

The police establishment revealed earlier that the increase in cases of violence and altercations between gangs is the most worrying problem in the Maldives. Thus, 44 “gangs” are known to be active in the capital alone, according to the police.

At a time when gang violence and conflict is skyrocketing, police have yet to confirm whether Thursday’s case is related to a gang dispute.

So far, the results indicate that around 2,800 people are active in these “gangs”, of which 60 are children.

The MPS also expressed concern that the gangs could spread to different parts of the country.