Police have arrested several suspects in connection with a recent gang assault near the artificial beach area on Friday.
Haveeru reported that a group of young men had attacked another group with shovels and knives in front of children and women, one of whom fainted. The gang then reportedly held one witness at knife-point and stole his motorbike to escape.
All three victims were admitted to hospital, with 21 year-old Hussein Saeed from Hithadhoo in a critical condition.
Police did not provide further details of the arrests.