The Maldivian Democratic Party, the party of Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, said Maldivian police has beaten the president after he step down from office following a police revolt that forced him to resign, CNN said.
Lawmaker Eva Abdulla said Nasheed and four members of his parliament were detained by police and were beaten as a peaceful demonstration developed on the street to his support causing the head of the party to be brought to hospital because of injuries.
His party issued a statement saying "We strongly condemned the violent attack by the Maldivian Police Service on President Nasheed and senior officials of the MDP. President Nasheed is being beaten up as of now in an ongoing peaceful protest."
Nasheed who was the first democratically elected president of the Indian Ocean nation in three decades, said in a nationally televised address, he was resigning because he felt he didn’t maintain security and peace for his country.
He was replaced by his Vice President Mohammed Waheed Hassan.