Maldives authorities arrest Sri Lankan over fatal stabbing

A Sri Lankan man has been arrested over a fatal stabbing of a fellow national Thursday night in the Ellaidhoo Maldives Resort, the Maldives Independent reported.

According to media reports, the 24-year-old male victim was stabbed during a fight between the two construction workers in the Alif Alif atoll resort operated by Sri Lanka’s Cinnamon Group, the hotel chain of the John Keells conglomerate.

Following his arrest Thursday night, the 39-year-old suspect was remanded to police custody for 15 days by the magistrate court on the island of Mahibadhoo in Alif Dhaal atoll. (Colombo Gazette)

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