Maldives Police Service showed the image of two people suspected in the murder case of blogger Yameen Rasheed, from S. Feydhoo.
Police released the photos of the two suspects in a news conference held on Tuesday.
Speaking to the media, Assistant Commissioner of Police Abdulla Nawaz said the assault on Yameen was reported to them around 3 a.m. on April 23. Police rushed to the scene and took him to the hospital, he said.
Nawaz said police had gathered crucial information and physical evidence relating to the case. He also requested anyone with information relating to the case to come forward promptly.
Nawaz said both suspects were caught on CCTV footage. The two suspects can be seen waiting outside of what is assumed to be Yameen’s house. The photos also show them coming out of the house and mounting a motorbike.
Nawaz urged the public’s help in locating the suspects, as they had been identified in the CCTV footage. He further added that the police also wants to solve the case and bring justice for the grieving family.
Yameen was found near the staircase of his home, M. Spectular early Sunday night, sustaining brutal stab wounds. He was first discovered by a resident of the house.
Yameen succumbed to injuries later, while being treated at state-run Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, according to the hospital.
According to reports, Yameen’s chest alone had 14 deep stab wounds.