Maldives Police Service on Thursday, revealed that a 32-year-old man was arrested in Alifushi, Raa Atoll, over allegedly attempting to force a woman to drink bleach.
According to police, the matter was reported at approximately 21:45 hrs on Wednesday.
She is currently undergoing treatment at the Alifushi Health Centre and is recovering.
The Health Centre confirmed that the woman did not swallow the chemicals that the perpetrator had tried to force her to consume.
Authorities have yet to reveal further information about the matter, but offered assurances that an investigation into the incident is underway.