An Indian man, on Monday night, attempted to murder a Maldivian taxi driver.
The incident took place in Hulhumale’, where the Indian man allegedly removed his shirt and proceeded to strangle the driver. The driver then lost control of the car, crashing it into a van and motorcycle parked in the alley of Nirolhu Magu 19, Hulhumale’.
According to a police official, the driver sustained injuries of varying degrees.
The Indian man was taken for a remand hearing today, and the court ordered to remand him for 10 days.
Lately, there has been an increase in crimes committed by Indians in Maldives. Previously, an Indian man insulted Allah and the Prophet while drunk in public. An Indian man also entered a mosque and attacked an elderly Maldivian in the middle of prayer. None of the Indians have been penalized for the incidents.
Over 5,000 Indians have entered Maldives on work visas in 2020 alone. Hundreds of Indians are now in Maldives as tourists to quarantine.