Police makes arrest over attack on Masood Hilmy

Former Dhi FM CEO Masood Hilmy.

An individual has been arrested under suspicion of attacking and threatening the former CEO of Dhi FM Masood Hilmy.

A video that went viral on social media last night shows Masood riding his motorcycle when another motorist goes up to him, attacks him, and then flees the scene.

A media official from Maldives Police Service had told Sun that a case has been filed at L. Fonadhoo Police Station at around 21:31 last night regarding the assault of Masood using a metal rod.

The media official also confirmed that Masood is being treated at Fonadhoo Health Centre for his injuries. It was also confirmed that a 36-year-old Maldivian man had been arrested regarding the attack as well.

“A 36-year-old Maldivian man was arrested in relation to the case during the early hours of last night around 02:18 – under a court order,” the media official had said.

It was also noted that the Police were investigating the matter further.

This is not the first such attack made against Masood. His car has been torched on an occasion prior to this.

Sun has not yet been able to contact Masood for a word regarding the attack.