Two attempted rapists have been apprehended on Thursday night after officers of the Maldives Police Service stopped their assault on a woman at a guesthouse in capital city Malé.
The officers entered the guesthouse at about 10:30pm after they heard screams from inside, where they were able to apprehend one of the assailants.
The second individual was arrested while attempting to escape the scene; two of four assailants in total had managed to escape.
The police say they found alcohol and signs of its consumption on premises, inside the room they had occupied.
The two arrestees are aged 32 and 33.
The case in under investigation.