More arrests over blogger's murder

Police have arrested four more suspects in connection renowned local blogger and social media activist Yameen's Rasheed's murder.

Avas understands that the four were arrested during last week though the police refused to comment over the latest arrests.

Police had earlier arrested two suspects and slapped travel bans on several other people believed to be connected to the gruesome murder.

Yameen's murder has left the entire nation – especially active social media users, who Yameen was a close ally to, shaken by the news.

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.

Police last week had sent the forensic evidence abroad to be analyzed by foreign experts.

The move comes as the victim's family has urged the police and the government to seek foreign aid in the investigation.

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