Body of murdered Kerala nurse to arrive home from Oman today

The body of 25-year-old Kerala nurse, who was murdered in Oman last month, will arrive in Kochi on Monday morning.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016, 08:32 AM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: The body of 25-year-old Kerala nurse, who was murdered in Oman last month, will arrive in Kochi on Monday morning.

Chikku Robert's husband, however, will not be able to accompany the body.

Robert was five months pregnant when she was found by her husband with multiple stab injuries at their flat in Salalah city. She was working as a nurse in a hospital in Oman.

 

The couple worked at the same hospital.

According to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, police in Oman have cracked the case and "the details are awaited".

Police have so far taken statements from several of Robert's friends, colleagues and her husband, as part of the investigation.

A Pakistani national was also questioned by police and let off.

 

Chandy suggested that Robert's husband was not being allowed to accompany the body was not because he was a suspect in the case.

"We have been told that her husband is totally innocent, but the rules there are like that. I even gave a letter to the officials there that the state government will ensure that soon after the funeral is over, her husband will be sent back," he said.

"We are told that he is also unwell and the authorities have said that he will be given all the necessary attention," added the Chief Minister.