A man suspected of stealing has been beaten up in the island of Thoddoo in Alif Alif Atoll.
The man seen crying on the ground in a circulating social media video, while surrounded by a group people who threaten him, is reported to have come to the island on a fishing boat and works as a fisherman.
He is seen in a second video where he is near naked, with blood spilling from wounds afflicted to the head. In the second a video, a man is heard threatening that what happened to him was only a small taste of what is to come.
A man speaking to Sun from Thoddoo said that the fisherman was attacked under suspicion that a man from a group of people who had come to the island on the fishing vessel had vandalized motorcycles in the island and stolen items from the storage space of the motorcycles. The man who spoke from Thoddoo also said that the fisherman was attacked by a group of people from Thoddoo, and that the vessel had departed the island by early morning.
When inquired about the video, a media official of the Maldives Police Service stated that the incident had not been reported so far, however, that the video circulating on social media is under investigation.