Police arrest second suspect over blogger's murder

Police on Tuesday arrested a second suspect in connection to renowned local blogger and social media activist Yameen Rasheed’s gruesome murder.

Avas understands that the suspect is a male aged 22 years.

Police has yet to reveal the details of the arrest.

The police had arrested the first suspect from the victim's neighborhood who has since been remanded for 15 days by the criminal court.

The police identified suspects involved in the murder through a series of CCTV footage and had officially announced a manhunt.

The gruesome murder of Yameen Rasheed had left the entire nation – especially active social media uses, who Yameen was a close ally to, shaken by the news. The public has come together and started a petition to get justice for the blogger, and the petition is to be submitted to president Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom. 

Yameen’s family has sent 800 letters to the police, urging to hasten the murder investigation.

According to Yameen’s family, he was stabbed over 16 times in the neck, head and even the face at around 3am in his own home’s stairwell.