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Kerala nurse stabbing: Husband, Pak national detained

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Published Apr 22, 2016, 7:46 pm IST
Updated Apr 22, 2016, 9:31 pm IST
The Embassy is in touch with the police authorities concerned, says Ministry of External Affairs.
Pregnant Kerala nurse Chikku Robert was stabbed to death in Oman. (Photo: Twitter)
 Pregnant Kerala nurse Chikku Robert was stabbed to death in Oman. (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi: A Pakistani national and the husband of Chikku Robert, a nurse from Kerala who was found murdered at her residence in Oman, have been put under detention and are being investigated in the case, External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.

"On 21st April in Salala 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 neighbour, who is a Pakistani national and her husband are under detention and are being investigated," said MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

 

"The Embassy is in touch with the police authorities concerned. Her mortal remains are in a mortuary in the custody of royal Oman police. The Mission in Oman will continue to follow up the case with authorities concerned including release and transportation of the mortal remains after the investigation is completed as per the wishes of the family," Swarup added.

According to reports, Robert (25) was stabbed to death at her residence.

Read: Pregnant Kerala nurse stabbed to death in Oman

"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 on Thursday 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-old Robert, 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.

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Location: India, Kerala




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