K. Kaashidhoo council’s former President Easa Khaleel has been found dead on Sunday.
VNews understands he was found dead inside his own dinghy, which was at the island’s coast at the time.
According to sources he was found dead inside the dinghy upon returning to Kaashidhoo after ferrying some people to a nearby uninhabited island.
Doctors had declared him dead on arrival, when he was taken to the island’s health centre.
Police also said that doctors confirmed he was dead when his body was taken to the health centre.