K. Male'
17 Jun 2024 | Mon 16:03
The motorcycles damaged in the fire
The motorcycles damaged in the fire
Motorcycles catch fire
No evidence to claim motorcycles were deliberately torched: MPS
MPS received the report at around 12:34am on Monday
There is no evidence to suggest that this was a deliberate arson attack
Some are questioning whether this was linked to the many recent cases of gang violence

No evidence has been found so far that suggests that the fire that broke out on a row of parked motorcycles late Sunday, was a deliberate act of arson.

This was revealed by the Maldives Police Service (MPS) on Monday.

The incident was reported to the police institution at around 12:34am on Monday.

MPS has revealed that at least five motorcycles parked in the area were scorched in the incident.

Since several cases of gang violence and assault are surfacing in the capital Malé City these days, concerned members of the public have been questioning whether the fire has anything to do with a gang violence or altercation.

Taking to social media platform ‘X’ to address these concerns, Assistant Commissioner of Police who also serves as the police spokesperson, Ahmed Shifan revealed that police have found no evidence that the fire was deliberate.

He added that findings so far, and the evidence points to it being accidental.

No injuries were reported in the fire, that was reported to MNDF’s Fire and Rescue Services at around 12:37am on Monday.

Upon receiving the report, a team of MNDF’s Fire and Rescue was dispatched to the scene shortly after and firefighters were able to douse the fire by 12:42am.

Last updated at: 3 weeks ago
Reviewed by: Maryam Dhaanish Nasheed
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