The body of a brutally murdered woman has been discovered in a home in Male’ City on early Sunday morning.
The murder occurred on the 9th floor of H. Sheereen Villa, which is located at Burevi Magu where Cibo Café is situated.
Police said that the crime was reported to authorities at approximately 00:30am on Sunday morning. They also confirmed that a suspect was arrested in connection to the case at the crime scene; a Maldivian man. However, they did not disclose any other details regarding the suspect.
A reliable source identified the suspect to Sun as renowned local skater, Ali Shaahil, 22, Finfenmaage, F. Nilandhoo.
Sun journalists who were at the scene during the time of arrest reported that he was wearing a hazmat suit when he was escorted to a police vehicle.
Meanwhile, the victim has been identified as Shiaau Mohamed Saeed, Kuri, Fuvahmulah City.
Her body was transported to Gololhu Mortuary in an ambulance belonging to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH). Sun journalists who were at the scene reported that her body was loaded onto the ambulance in two separate body bags.
Sun has learned Shiaau sustained deep wounds in the attack – with parts of her body being mutilated. In this regard, her limbs were reported to have been completely dismembered. She also sustained deep wounds to her neck.