Maldives Police Service arrested a man for assaulting a woman during the early hours of Sunday.
Police responded to reports of gang violence received at approximately 0720 hours. However, officers discovered that the case concerned domestic violence when they arrived on the premises.
Signs of injuries were clearly visible on the woman's head and hands. The police transported the victim to a hospital for immediate medical care.
The Criminal Court extended his remand period by 10 days.
Police spokesperson guaranteed that the matter was being investigated further.
Photos of the assault circulating on social media depict the man attempting to forcefully drag the woman away from public view while she was sitting on the street.