26-year-old dies in ‘deliberate collision’ in Male’

Police officers at the scene of an accident on December 20, 2019. (File Photo/Sun/Mohamed Muzain Nazim)

A 26-year-old man, in the early hours of Sunday, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle collision on Buruzumagu of Male’ – a collision with the police said had been deliberate.

According to the police, the collision was reported to the agency at approximately 10:28 pm on Saturday, and involved two motorcycles which had been headed in the same direction – from east to west on Buruzumage.  

One of the motorcycles had deliberately crashed into the other, said the police.

One of the motorcycles was driven by a 26-year-old man who sustained critical injuries in the collision and passed away at the Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) at approximately 1:45 am.

The other motorcycle was driven by a 31-year-old man with a 22-year-old woman in the backseat. Both sustained varying degrees of injuries. The woman was taken to the IGMH Hospital while the man was taken to the ADK Hospital.

Neither of the men possessed a driver’s license.

The case is under investigation by the police.