Vandalism South of Mauritius: Peace is Back

After the great commotion last week at Rivière-des-Anguilles, the village finally sighed in relief by Saturday evening, September 5.


The inhabitants of Rivière-des-Anguilles could ultimately go about their daily affairs without fearing any more uproar during the week-end. reports that on Saturday, the situation was under control.

It all started when several places of worship were vandalised. The Special Mobile Force (SMF) had had to be mobilised to bring back order.

Officers of the SMF were posted at the entry of Tyack, and at its end, for “stop checks” to ensure the vehicles driven to Rivière-des-Anguilles were verified.

Upon investigation, the police arrested two suspects on Saturday; they were identified via security cameras. They appeared in the Bail and Remand Court at Port-Louis where a charge of “damaging property” was levelled against them.

Three other suspects appeared in the court yesterday; an “assault with premeditation” charge was held against them.

Inspector Shiva Coothen from the Police Press Office says in a statement to that the population is to be reassured that the police will be unyielding towards anyone trying to threaten order and peace.

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