The ongoing investigation into the sudden and suspicious suicide of a foreign nurse working at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) has shown that she died of blunt trauma rather than suicide, the Maldives Police Service said on Tuesday, citing an autopsy report.
Following a post-mortem investigation in India, the body of Mary Grace, a female Filipino hemodialysis nurse at IGMH, was returned to the Maldives last night. While the body is currently being held by local authorities, the Maldives Police Service has said that efforts are being made to return Grace’s remains to her family.
A police officer told a local news source that the post-mortem examination ruled out suicide as the cause of death.
The investigation into her apparent suicide resulted in the arrest of her husband, a 29-year-old Filipino ER nurse at IGMH. Authorities made the arrest after noting that there were “other elements that needed to be looked at” in the suicide investigation.
Marvin, her husband, was arrested on October 27 and placed in detention for 15 days. In addition, police reportedly seized the phone of another nurse at IGMH, a Maldivian woman with whom Marvin allegedly had an affair, as part of the investigation.