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 today.
"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.
"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," MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
According to reports, Robert (25) was stabbed to death at her residence.