A 19 year old youth has been arrested in connection to the kidnapping in Haa Dhaalu Kulhudhufushi on June 29.
Police said he was arrested on Saturday under a court order. He is the third man to be arrested in this case. On June 1, two men aged 24 and 25 were arrested. Their remand duration was extended by 15 days on June 2.
The investigation of this case was ongoing, Police said.
On June 1, a group of people covering their faces had kidnapped a 29 year old man and taken him to a secondary location in a car, where he was violently beaten. After treating him in Kulhudusfushi Regional Hospital, he was moved to ADK in Male' later on.
Police had later on confiscated the car that was used for the kidnapping as well, via court order.