An expatriate Bangladeshi youth has been killed by his Pakistani colleague in Maldives. His name is Md. Shaheen (29). Shahin, son of Md. Kaddus Miah of Chanpur village in Vijaynagar upazila of Brahmanbaria, used to work in a restaurant in Hulemale of the country.
According to expatriate Bangladeshi sources, Pakistani chef Abid had an argument with Shaheen while preparing iftar food at Khanji (khanJi) restaurant in Hulemal on Saturday evening (April 17) local time.
At one stage, Abid hacked Shaheen at random and seriously injured him. Shaheen was bleeding in the face and abdomen as a result of stabbing. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital by other colleagues.
The Pakistani chef fled after the incident but was quickly arrested by Maldivian police. The Serious and Organized Crime Division of the police is investigating the case.
Meanwhile, it is learned that five Bangladeshis were arrested from the procession after some Bangladeshi expatriates took out a procession in the hustle and bustle of Maldives.
The Bangladesh High Commission in Maldives has asked the expatriates to remain calm. It is learned that the embassy has visited the spot. The Bangladesh Embassy also expressed its condolences to the Pakistan High Commissioner’s Office for the incident.
Shahin’s family has demanded a speedy trial, including sending his body home.