“I want to leave Malé as soon as possible…”
23 year old Samir was killed when he was stabbed multiple times in the chest by men on motorcycles on Janavaree Magu in Malé on Monday. Sameer’s friend, who was nearby when the stabbing occurred, said he heard him scream before seeing Sameer lying bleeding and unconscious. “Revenge is coming,” he said. “There is more. It’s not going to stop because gangs are ready to kill anyone they want”. “I have to protect my wife who is pregnant and my grandmother...Male’ is not a safe place,” he says. The 24 year old man, who did not want to be identified, said on Tuesday that Malé is no longer safe to live in because of the increased rate of gang related violence over the past year. Other gang murders have triggered revenge attacks and sources close to the victim have also indicated the likelihood of further confrontations. Another friend of Sameer said he believed that more violence is expected.
Source: Minivan News
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