Pakistani chef's remand extended again

The Hulhumale Magistrate Court on Monday extended for the third time the remand of a Pakistani chef who butchered a Bangladeshi waiter at a local restaurant.

The chef, Mohamed Abid, 26, stabbed a waiter at his workplace, Khanji Restaurant in Hulhumale, on April 16 and fled the scene. The victim, MD Shameem, was stabbed several times and suffered deep wounds o his neck and various parts of his body, resulting in his immediate death. His colleagues at the restaurant attempted to revive him in vain before he was taken to the hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The police found and arrested the attacker the following day at a beach in the Hiyaa neighborhood of Hulhumale' Phase II. The Hulhumale' Magistrate Court initially remanded him in custody for 15 days and extended it by another 15 days upon the expiry of the initial detention.

While his remand expired again on Sunday, the court has once again extended his remand by another 15 days.