Police have asked the Prosecutor General’s office to charge Ahmed Niyaz, 28 of Gan in Laamu Atoll, with the murder case of Mohamed Hassan of the same island.
Hassan was killed while he was sleeping on March 12, 2013.
According to police, at around 11:25pm Niyaz hit Mohamed Hassan in the head whilst he was sleeping. He died the following day after failing to survive the injuries received.
Police said the case was investigated by police Serious and Organized Crime department and sent to the PG’s office on November 26.
Niyaz is still in police custody.
Furthermore, the police said Niyaz had previous records of assault, battery and robbery.
On March 13, Hassan, aged 51, died in the ICU of Indira Gandi memorial Hospital (IGMH) with injuries to the right side of his head which caused serious injuries to his skull.
His condition was critical and doctors did not allow him to be transferred abroad for further treatment.
The Laamu Gan Regional Hospital Manager told local media at the time that that the victim’s nose and ears were bleeding continuously when he was admitted to hospital
Sources from the island told Minivan News that the victim was having an affair with a woman living in the house he was sleeping in.
The source said one of the woman’s sons was arrested in connection with the case.