Dubai expat announces $100,000 reward to find wife missing in Maldives – News


Maldives police say they suspect the woman drowned in the sea but the family disagrees.

A devastated Dubai husband has announced a $100,000 reward for finding his pregnant wife who has gone missing in Maldives.

Parmar Gursharanjit Singh and his wife Giedre Vaskyte, 33, were holidaying at Intercontinental Resort on Maamunagau Island when she disappeared without a trace on February 13 afternoon.

“It has been more than nine days and local authorities have not been able to give us any answers. Now, they have stopped searching for her. I don’t know whether she drowned or got kidnapped or someone harmed her. I need answers,” Singh told Khaleej Times.

He said he has filed a missing person complaint at the R. Meedhoo police station. He is back in Dubai after the week-long search by police, coastal guards and hotel staff yielded no results.

Maldives police say they suspect the woman drowned in the sea but the family disagrees.

“She is a strong swimmer and a renowned athlete. It is impossible for her to drown in the shallow waters of Maldives. And even if she did, the body should pop out in a few days,” said a family friend.

They are hoping that the $100,000 reward will help them find vital leads to finding Vaskyte.

Anjana Sankar

Anjana Sankar is a UAE-based journalist chasing global stories of conflict, migration and human rights. She has reported from the frontlines of the wars in Yemen and Syria and has extensively written on the refugee crisis in Bangladesh, Iraq and Europe. From interviewing Daesh militants to embedding with the UAE army in Yemen, and covering earthquakes, floods, terrorist attacks and elections, she has come out scathe-free from the most dangerous conflict zones of the world. Riding on over 14 years of experience, Anjana currently is an Assistant Editor with Khaleej Times and leads the reporting team. She often speaks about women empowerment on her Facebook page that has 40,000 plus followers.

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