Foreigner commits suicide in police custody

Shaheed Hussain Adam Building across the Republic Square. (Sun file photo/Ihthisham Mohamed)

A foreign national held in detention by the Maldives Police Service has committed suicide. 

Police media officials said that the individual was detained at the Vilimale' Custodial Facility. 

The individual was found to have committed suicide on Sunday night. Police have not specified why the individual was detained. 

Further details regarding the suicide have not been disclosed by the police. Information regarding the nationality was also not disclosed. 

Police did, however, state that the relevant institutions were informed of the incident and that the incident was under investigation by police as well.