Police on Mondayarrested two people including the vice president of Laamu Atoll Mundoo island council over assaulting a woman the day before.
Police confirmed that two men had been taken into custody over the incident which occurred around 9pm on Sunday.
The injured woman was still being treated at the Laamu Atoll Gan regional hospital. According to sources the woman had suffered a head injury during the assault.
Sources told Avas that the woman was seen in a heated argument with the councilor around sunset on Sunday, hours before the assault.