MUSCAT: Indian consular officials are awaiting a window in the bad weather to be able to fly home to India the bodies of two Indians who were found dead in Salalah on January 22.
“The bodies were supposed to be flown to the south Indian state of Kerala on Friday, but bad weather has forced the airline to cancel its flights.
Now, we have to wait for the airline to resume its operations,” Manpreet Singh, the Indian consular agent in Salalah, said.
Both Muhammed Musthafa and Najeeb Mohammed were found dead in Salalah on January 22. Residents found the body of one of them by the roadside and informed the concerned authorities.
The other was found dead at his residence. “We have to wait. What else can be done?” Anas Mohammed, a relative of Najeeb, said.
Both Muhammed and Najeeb had come to Oman to start a crusher unit in Thumrait.
“They were doing business together in India for the last 15 years. In Oman, they wanted to start a crusher unit for which they conducted a trial also. The next day, they were found dead,” Anas added. Musthafa and Najeeb had partnered two others (one Indian and an Omani citizen) to start this crusher plant in Thumrait.
“Both the friends used to visit Oman regularly on visit visas. They had worked very hard for the last one year but sadly they couldn’t see the crusher plant working at Thumrait,” a friend of the dead men said.