Police arrest suspect over young woman's death in Hulhumale

Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the mysterious death of a young woman in the reclaimed suburb Hulhumale on Friday.

The 27 year old woman now identified as Aishath Vishama, was found dead on Friday. She was taken to Tree Top Hospital who forwarded her case to the police for further investigation on Saturday. No signs of struggle or injury were visible on her body.

It is unknown what prompted the hospital to deem her death as requiring further investigation.

Police said a suspect had been arrested but refused to give details citing an ongoing investigation.

The woman's death had been subject to public speculation including a drug overdose as the cause of death which however, had been refuted by her family.