Muscat: Relatives and friends of John Philip, the missing fuel station employee, are increasingly concerned, as there is no trace of him since he disappeared on Friday night.
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“We are worried. Police officials have given us no updates. However, his colleague was taken into custody this morning (Monday). Our company owner, who was out of Oman, returned today. He is also worried about missing of John,” said Kashif Nisar, the manager of the company where Philip was employed.
Philip has been missing since Friday night from a fuel station where he was working in Sunaina near Ibri, some 217 kilometres from Muscat. Philip hails from the south Indian state of Kerala.
Nibu Areeparambu, a relative of Philip, said the Kerala state government has been requested to provide help in finding him.
“We have approached the Kerala state government to find John. Oommen Chandy, a member of the state legislative assembly, is helping us to learn about updates. Also, letters have been sent to the Indian embassy in Muscat,” Nibu told Times of Oman from India.
“John’s wife has been informed about the incident. She is disturbed. However, we have not yet told John’s father and mother,” Nibu added.
Philip was on night duty on Friday when he went missing. A colleague who arrived on Saturday morning found Philip to be gone from the office, said officials.
Officials have reported that the oil field office was open and money was missing on Saturday morning. Further, blood was found on the floor and close circuit TV cameras were damaged.
After finding Philip missing, the colleague contacted the nearby fuel station in Hafidh and employees contacted the police.
According to Kashif, between OMR4,000 and 5,000 was missing from the fuel station.