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Police find murder weapon, attackers' DNA in Qasim's case

Shahudha Mohamed
12 December 2019, MVT 14:28
Police close off a road in Hulhumale after a dangerous accident on July 20, 2018. PHOTO/MIHAARU
Shahudha Mohamed
12 December 2019, MVT 14:28

Commissioner of Police (CP) Mohamed Hameed disclosed on Thursday that Police recovered the murder weapon used to fatally stab Qasim Hassan, in addition to DNA and fingerprints from the crime scene.

According to a series of tweets by the commissioner, the murder weapon was found in the roadside bushes approximately 300meters away from where Qasim's body was found.

Furthermore, CP Hameed revealed that movement of Qasim's taxi was identified using multiple CCTV video footage as well.

The commissioner assured that a team of investigators are working on the current leads to identify the suspects and apprehend them.

Tweets by Commissioner of Police (CP) Mohamed Hameed. PHOTO: TWITTER

Qasim, a taxi driver, was attacked in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale' on December 4. Police received reports of the attack at 21:07 hours and attended to the scene immediately.

The victim, aged 59, was taken to Hulhumale' Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 21:50 hours.

Qasim's friends stated that he last went out in his taxi on December 4 after meeting his friends in a hotel at capital Male' following the night prayer.

The driver was attacked in a remote area in Hulhumale', where the construction of flats are ongoing.