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PG Office charges foreigner with murder of expat in Thaa Atoll's Guraidhoo

Shahudha Mohamed
05 August 2020, MVT 10:29
Aerial view of Guraidhoo in Thaa Atoll. PHOTO: GURAIDHOO ISLAND COUNCIL
Shahudha Mohamed
05 August 2020, MVT 10:29

Prosecutor General's (PG) Office, on Tuesday, filed charges against a foreign national at the Criminal Court over the murder of an expatriate worker and fellow countryman, that took place in Guraidhoo, Thaa Atoll.

Bangladeshi citizen Shah Salam, formerly employed as an agricultural worker, was stabbed to death on May 21. His body was discovered adjacent to the labour quarters he resided in, with multiple stab wounds.

Maldives Police Service arrested Babul Miah, Bangladeshi citizen aged 22, on the day of the murder.

As confirmed by authorities, the suspect was arrested with multiple physical injuries following a search operation conducted by police, which was found to have occurred as a result of a physical altercation between the two.

According to the PG Office, Babul was charged with murder with a sharp object under the Act on Prohibiting Threatening and Possession of ‎Dangerous Weapons and Sharp Objects.

The aforementioned Act states that, if convicted, the penalty for murder with a sharp object is death. However, if Shah's inheritors do not wish to implement the death penalty, Babul will be sentenced to life imprisonment.

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