Police obtain crucial forensic evidence linked to taxi driver's murder

Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed has revealed that the police have retrieved crucial forensic evidence from the crime scene of taxi driver Gasim Hassan's murder.

57-year old Gasim was discovered stabbed and critically injured on a deserted street of reclaimed suburbs Hulhumale' last Wednesday around 2107 hrs. He died while being treated for his injuries shortly after he was taken to Hulhumale' Hospital.

A week after his death, the police commissioner on Thursday revealed that the police were able to obtain fingerprints and the DNA of the murderer from the crime scene. The murder weapon has been found and retrieved from the road side bushes about 300 metres away from where the body was found, said the commissioner in a tweet.

Commissioner Hameed further revealed that the movement of Gasim's taxi in Hulhumale' had been identified using multiple CCTV footage. A team of investigators are following up on the leads to identify and apprehend the suspect(s), wrote the commissioner.

It has been reported that Gasim was involved in an accident the day before his murder in capital Male'. The driver and passenger on the motorcycle involved in the accident had threatened Gasim, it has been rumored.