Maldives Police Service

Police probe expat beating

A team of police investigators have departed for Alif Alif Atoll Rasdhoo island to investigate the brutal beating of an expatriate.

Police confirm that a team has gone to investigate the assault, but did not divulge any details.

However, a video of a group of people assaulting a foreigner had gone viral on social media the week before.

The Rasdhoo resident who first shared the video said the man was assaulted for having sexual relations with a female islander, and the expatriate were found on a nearby sandbank.

He also said the man had already been assaulted and beaten when he was brought in a dinghy back to Rasdhoo.

Reports say that the injured man is admitted in the island health center, but this has yet to be confirmed.