The Indian man arrested on August 9 for attempting to murder a taxi driver is to remain in police custody until sentencing.
The Hulhumale’ Magistrate Court on August 25 extended his remand by ten days. He was first taken to court on August 10, where the court ordered a 10-day remand. His remand has since been extended sometime this month.
He was summoned to the court once again on Wednesday, where it was decided that he will remain on remand until sentencing.
According to the investigation, he attempted to murder the taxi driver as he did not have money for the fare. The 25-year-old Indian male was intoxicated at the time of the incident.
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’.
Lately, there has been an increase in crimes committed by Indians in the Maldives. Previously, an Indian man mocked 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. A Maldivian resort worker sustained significant injuries after an attack from an Indian tourist. A Maldivian woman was also molested on a Maldivian flight, an Indian physiotherapist attempted to rape a Maldivian woman doing physiotherapy at IGMH, and a child was physically assaulted. None of the Indian suspects have been penalized for these crimes.
Over 5,000 Indians have entered the Maldives on work visas in 2020 alone. Hundreds of Indians are now in the Maldives as tourists to quarantine.