The scenario is all too familiar. A young boy is walking down the street. A group of boys emerge out of nowhere and pounce upon him with sharp knives. Maimed and bleeding the boy makes and attempt to run, falls and collapses. They disappear into nowhere. Its only after they make good their escape, there is any mention of any bystanders, whose role it is to transport the wounded body to the hospital, to be declared dead.
The above description of the death of Samir in Henveiru two days back will fit almost any gang death reported in Male during the last few years. In any of the accounts what is not reported is more striking than what is reported: What was the motive for the attack? Did the victim have a history of gang activity? How and why were these rival gangs created? Is there anyone who sponsors them?
It appears that nobody knows the answer to any of these questions. In fact the parents of the suspected attacker were also not aware of the activities of their son. His mother was so shocked to hear about his involvement in the attack that she has been unconscious since hearing the news, Miadhu Daily reports.
Nobody appears to be interested in doing any research or even find out anything about the gang scene. Will this help or worsen the situation?