KOCHI: The body of Chikku Robert, the Malayali nurse murdered in Salalah, Oman, was brought to her native Angamaly on Monday morning. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy received the body arrived on an Oman Airways flight at the Nedumbassery airport.
The body was first taken to the Angamaly Government Hospital and then to her home at Karukutty where the public paid homage. The funeral took place later at Karukutty Christu Raja Ashram Church in the presence of hundreds of people from Karukutty and relatives.
Chikku (28) was murdered at her flat in Salalah on April 20. Her husband Linson is now in the custody of Omani police as part of the investigation. His relatives said he was facing a hostile situation. The police had not allowed him to come back to India. Chikku and Linson had been working at a hospital in Salalah for the past two years.
Mr Chandy said all efforts would be taken to bring Linson back home though indications are that he will have to continue there for some more time as part of the probe. A Pakistani was arrested in connection with the murder initially. The body was sent to Kerala after the intervention of the chief minister and the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj....