Maldives Police Service announced an investigation into the violent retaliation against a man accused of stealing from a fishing vessel docked at reclaimed suburb Hulhumale'.
As per the leaked footage on social media, a mob of roughly 10 men are seen inflicting kicks and using sticks to interrogate and torture a man curled up on the floor of the vessel.
The alleged perpetrator is also seen stripped down to his undergarments during the act of vigilante justice.
Police reported that the incident took place on November 19. However, no further details were released.