Maldives Police Service, on Friday, arrested a man in north Maldives accused of beating his wife.
According to the police, the case was reported to the North Police Division at approximately 10:34 pm, after the victim was taken to the local health center for injuries believed to have sustained in the beating.
The suspect, identified by the police as a 34-year-old Maldivian male, was arrested the same night.
The victim has been discharged from the health center following medical treatment for her injuries, which were said by the police to be “non-serious”.
According to the police, reports of the crime had attracted a crowd of locals to the health center, who later dispersed following advice by the local police.
The crime is under investigation by the police.