A postmortem examination of the body of a Filipino nurse at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) who died in October shows she died of blunt injuries.
The death of Mary Grace on October 19 was initially reported by her husband as a case of suicide by hanging.
However, the police arrested her husband, Marvin, 29, in connection to death on October 27.
He is also a Philippines national, and worked with Mary Grace as a nurse at IGMH.
He took her body to IGMH on an ambulance moments after he left home for his break.
According to a credible source, the husband initially told the hospital staff that his wife committed suicide by hanging herself, and then later changed his story and said that she suddenly collapsed.
The police found the death suspicious, and opened an investigation into the case.
Mary’s body was transported back on Maldives after a postmortem examination in India earlier this week.
Police issued a short statement on Monday, announcing that they do not believe Mary died of suicide by hanging, and that the postmortem examination revealed the cause of death to be blunt injuries.
Police have confiscated the mobile phone of another nurse at IGMH – a Maldivian woman who Marvin was allegedly having an affair with – for their investigation into the death.