VELLORE:The wife of one of the victims who died in a road accident in Muscat, Oman, has petitioned the Vellore district collector, R Nanthagopal to transport her husband’s body back to Vellore.
A young engineering graduate, whose husband, Suresh, who died in a road accident along with five other Indians, including three Velloreans, has also requested she be given a job and compensation from the State government at the Monday grievance day meeting.
S Shobana (26), wife of Suresh, said, “We request the State and Central governments to bring my husband’s body to Vellore from Oman. I have a daughter, Janisha (3), who I am responsible for. I request the State government to arrange a job for me, keeping in mind my qualification.”
Suresh had gone to Muscat to work as a lab technician at the Royal Hospital under the Ministry of Health in Oman in 2009.
Three people from Vellore — Stephen Joseph (44) of Bagayam, M Divakar (24) of Palur and A Suresh (34) of Karai in Ranipet — died after the car they were travelling in was involved in a head-on collision with a tourist bus near Haima between Salalah and Muscat. The accident happened around 5.30 am (7 am IST) on Saturday.