6 arrested over murder of Malalayali worker in Oman while resisting robbery

Friday, Jun 17, 2016,12:11 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Dubai | A Malayali worker in Oman has been allegedly killed when he resisted a robbery attempt by Omani nationals, following which six of them have been arrested.

John Philip, a fuel station employee at Sunaina near Ibri, some 217 kilometres from Muscat, was found dead by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) on Wednesday. He has been missing since Friday night, and police was searching for him since Saturday after a colleague reported him missing, the Times of Oman reported. His body was found. He was murdered, a senior police official said, adding investigation is on.

Money between OMR4,000 and OMR5,000 (over Rs 6,50,000) is missing from the station he used to work in, officials from the victim’s company said. According to the report, the CCTV cameras were found damaged following his disappearance and its cassettes are missing from the fuel station.

Philip, hailing from Manarcad near Kottayam, had been working in Oman for the last 13 years. He is survived by his wife Binu and their two children. His relatives had approached the Kerala government and the Indian government to trace him.