Indian Mission in Oman will follow Kerala nurse's case: MEA

Indian Mission in Oman will follow Kerala nurse

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-04-22 19:28 New Delhi: Stating that the Royal Oman Police is investigating the death of Chikku Robert, an Indian national from Kerala, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said the Mission in Oman will continue to follow up the case with the concerned police authorities, including the release and transportation of the mortal remains, after the investigation is completed as per the wishes of the family "On 21st April, 2016, in Salalah, Oman, a nurse from Kerala Chikku Robert was found murdered. Our Mission in Muscat has informed us that the Royal Oman Police is currently investigating her death. A Pakistani national, her neighbour and her husband are under detention and are being investigated. The embassy is in touch with the concerned police authorities," MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup told the media here. "Her mortal remains are in a mortuary under the custody of the Royal Oman Police. The Mission in Oman will continue to follow up the case with the concerned police authorities, including the release and transportation of the mortal remains after the investigation is completed as per the wishes of the family," he added. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday condoled the murder of the nurse in Salalah city of Oman. "I am sorry to know about the murder of Ms. Chikku Robert - an Indian national from Kerala working as a nurse in Oman. I have asked Indian Ambassador to ascertain all the facts and report. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family," Swaraj said in a tweet. 25-year-oldRobert, a staff nurse with Badr Al Samaa Group of Hospitals, Salalah from Angamaly in Ernakulam, was found murdered in a suspected theft attempt at her flat in Salalah, Oman. (ANI)